Master your sewing with these 5 essential sewing machine feet.

Are you ready to take your sewing skills to the next level? Having the right tools can make all the difference in the quality and ease of your projects. Here are five essential sewing machine feet that should be in every sewer’s toolkit:


Standard sewing machine foot

Standard Foot: Your sewing machine likely came with a standard foot, and it’s a versatile workhorse for most sewing tasks. Whether you’re sewing straight stitches or zigzagging, this foot can handle it all with ease.

Zipper Foot: When it comes to stitching close to zippers or other tight areas, the zipper foot is indispensable. It allows you to get up close and personal with your stitching, ensuring neat and precise results every time

Zipper foot used to insert a zipper

Invisible Zipper Foot: Don’t let the name fool you – inserting an invisible zipper without the right foot can be a challenge. The invisible zipper foot makes the process much easier, resulting in flawless, professional-looking invisible zippers. Trust me, it’s worth the investment!

Invisible zipper foot used to insert an invisible zipper
Used to stop layers of fabric from shifting under the foot

Walking Foot: If you’ve ever struggled with layers of fabric shifting and feeding unevenly through your machine, you need a walking foot. This foot has two sets of grips that feed both layers of fabric evenly, eliminating the frustration of fabric misalignment and ensuring smooth, precise stitching.

Buttonhole Foot: Making garments or projects with button closures? You’ll need a buttonhole foot. Whether your machine sews buttonholes automatically or in a four-step process, the buttonhole foot ensures accurate and consistent buttonholes every time.

Two different types of buttonhole feet for the sewing machine

Once you have these essential sewing machine feet in your kit, take the time to learn how to use them properly. With the right tools and techniques at your disposal, your sewing projects will become a breeze. Happy sewing!

In my Beginners Online Sewing Lessons  I teach you how to use these sewing machine feet.