One great thing about making beautiful projects with sewing machines like the Janome Magnolia 7318 is the number of accessories and notions available for making truly unique items. One such accessory is the multi-hole presser foot which allows you to use decorative trims to accent your projects.
In addition to the many decorative stitches that come pre-programmed in most Janome sewing machines, this presser foot has the ability to sew on dimensional trims like ribbon, yarn, cord, and other items for a truly unique look.
What Is A Multi-Hole Presser Foot?
The multi-hole presser foot is an attachment available for most sewing machines. It allows you to add a variety of dimensional trims to your projects by stitching over them to hold them in place. This presser foot has anywhere from three to seven holes in the foot and a channel on the underside.
When trim items are either fed through the holes or set under the channel so the foot passes over them, they are held in place so the machine can stitch over the trim to attach it to the fabric. When used in combination with some of the many decorative stitches available on many Janome sewing machines, these feet can be used to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind trim features.
How Do You Use A Multi-Hole Presser Foot?
Using a multi-hole presser foot is actually much simpler than it may seem. In just a few simple steps, you can turn your Janome Magnolia 7318 sewing machine into a custom trim wonder with this handy accessory by doing the following:
- Choose Trim - First, decide what trim you want to attach to your project. Depending on the number of holes in your presser foot, their size, and the size of the channel underneath, find a trim that can be used with the foot. You can use anything from leather or satin cording to decorative yarns and threads or even fine beaded trim as long as it can pass through or under the foot.
- Choose Thread - Next, decide what thread to use that will hold the trim in place. Since the thread will become a part of the overall trim design, use one that is high-quality and will coordinate with the trim and fabric. If you want to hide the thread so the trim is the focal point, use invisible thread.
- Choose Stitch - Decide whether you want a plain stitch to hold trim in place or a more decorative one that will become part of the overall trim design. Janome sewing machines come programmed for many decorative stitches that look beautiful when paired with a specialty trim and stitched using a multi-hole presser foot. Set your machine for the desired stitch.
- Set Up the Foot - Once you have decided all of the above, install the presser foot onto your machine. Thread your trim through the various holes or position it under the channel in the bottom of the foot, bringing everything forward in front of the foot on the fabric. Use a wire needle threader if necessary to thread the holes. Straighten the trim so it can feed easily through or under the foot and then start slowly stitching over it.
Using a multi-hole presser foot with the Janome Magnolia 7318 or any other Janome sewing machines requires a bit of practice in choosing trims and finding stitching patterns that work well together. Once you learn how to do this, the unique trimming ideas you can use are limited only by your creativity. A multi-hole presser foot adds just one more dimension to the many ways that sewing machines can be used to make beautiful items of all kinds!