It’s easy to topstitch with the edgestitch foot #10. It’s the perfect accessory to sew along a seam, or to stitch in the ditch of the seam.
I want to show you some projects how I used it to topstitch with a neat result.
Guide the vertical part along a seam to keep a parallel distance to the seam. Set the needle position to the left or right, according to the side you like to topstitch, or which side is easy to access. Normally you will choose a longer stitchlength for a topstitch, take 3,5 or 4. Choose for a thicker thread, like Mettler Extra Strong (dikte 36) or even Mettler Cordonnet (dikte 30), it gives a nice result for trousers. Don’t forget to take the right needle for your thread and test the stitch with cordonnet (you might have to adjust tension settings).
I used the Edgestitch Foot #10 for many projects over the past years, like trousers:
Especially this one was a succes! The biastape was sewn with a tapebinder.
Edgestitch foot #10 is always nice to sew tape, like in this bag:
Look at the sewing of the handle for the bag LU, and to decorate the bottom of the bag:
Here’s a topstitch on the outer side of biastape:
Look at the topstitch in garments:
Here’s an extra tip:
When sewing a pocket or a shape with a corner and using a long stitchlength, you will notice that sometimes you don’t hit the exact spot to turn and sew parallel after the corner.
In the blogpost ‘Tips for darts and collars’ I have described how you can solve this problem.
I hope I can inspire other sewists to topstitch with the edgestitch foot #10, it’s one of my favourites since I started sewing. The dealer showed me how to use it and I loved it ever since!