Learn How to Use a Edge/Joining/Stitch-in-a-Ditch Foot

Learn How to Use a Edge/Joining/Stitch-in-a-Ditch Foot


Hey Everyone! This is Sarah with SewingPartsOnline.com and today I am going to show you how to use an Edge Joining Stitch in a Ditch Foot. How to use it on your projects and few techniques you can use with it. Okay, so this is our Edge Joining Stitch in the Ditch Foot. It is a low shank. As you can see here we have a cut out for our shank screw right here in the middle is where our needle passes through. And right here this black lever thing right here is actually the guide. So for an edge stitch, our fabric is going to be right along this and
for stitch in a ditch it’s going to keep seams open so the needle can be right in
between the seams. So, first let’s install it. Let’s take off the foot that we have already on including the shank. Get your little screw driver. We’re going to put it on the shank screw. and make sure it’s nice and snug And there you go. that’s all there is to it. First I’m going to show you how to do an edge stitch. I’m going to start out with my needle in the
center position and then move it over about 2 inches for a really narrow stitch. I’m gong to keep my stitch length at about 2.5 or you can move it up to 3.5. Let’s do a 3.5 so you can see a longer stitch length. Put it in. back stitch a little bit and just start stitching. Keep the edge of your fabric along this black guide and you can’t go wrong. You can see just how accurately it will stitch along that edge.When we get to that corner, no problem. Pick it up. Line it back up with your guide and start sewing again. It really is very easy. Also, you can go back and move your needle over a few millimeters over here and you’ll have A faux double stitch. Which will look kind of cool. So, like I said if I wanna go and do another line of stitching. I can line it up on the other side move my needle over a couple more positions. And it will do another line right along the guide. We just sew the same way we did before. So, let’s say I’m finished. Take it out And there you go. Pretty cool. So, an edge stitch foot is really great for
making fast and easy pintucks. Here I’ve started one; I’m going to do another one. I’m just going to fold it down, with wrong sides together line it up against the edge guide. And just do a straight stitch. Really easy and very accurate. That’s what I like about it. It’s nice, neat, and accurate. So, another cool thing you can do with this edge stitch is it does great applique
because you’re just going to follow the line of your applique with its edge guide right here.
So, I started a heart and square. I’ll show you both are very easy to do. I’m just going to line it up with the edge, change my stitch to a zigzag stitch. You can do a longer stitch length or a shorter stitch length. The shorter length is going to look like a satin stitch. The longer your length is going to look like just a plain zigzag. So here we go. I’ll do a 2.0 stitch length first. And I’ll show you. I’m going to follow the edge Sews great. If I go back down to a 0.9 It’s very fast. It turns corners really well. You end up with a perfect applique each
time because you just have the guide to follow. That’s all you have to do. It works great on curves as well. I started over here on the heart shape. As you can see went around I’m going to go ahead and continue it right on the curve. This really makes your applique super easy and fast. I used some basting spray to hold my applique down. It’s not shifting anywhere really, really easy. They look great. So the edge joining stitch in a ditch foot is really versatile because
right here i can also join two pieces of fabric together. These
are just two homemade bias tapes. All I’m going to do is line them up together on the fold. I’m going to put the little guide in the middle. I’m going to switch to a nice big zigzag. You could also switch to a smaller zigzag. Just as long as the needle catches both sides of the fabric. So here we go. So, this one is on a wide length of 6.0 width. Then I can make it shorter stitch and shorter width. As long as it’s catching both edges you’re fine. Which it is because the guide is so thin. It really lines them up very well. They’re just touching each other. Look at that. Very cool. And what’s cool about this is, if you have this on a wide enough zigzag you can go back
with a needle and maybe some thick yarn and weave it through to give it some extra details. It’s really cool what you can do it this. To purchase your Edge Joining Stitch in a Ditch foot, visit us online at sewingpartsonline.com or on facebook at facebook/sewingpartsonline

49 thoughts on “Learn How to Use a Edge/Joining/Stitch-in-a-Ditch Foot

  1. I will need one of those, I would normally join things the old fashion way lol! but this adds so much versatility! What would be the minimum zigzag stitch you can use with that? if you have a decorative stitch that could join them with a different effect too! 🙂

  2. You can use the smallest width zigzag your machine can do. It's a pretty awesome foot – definitely one of my favorites. Decorative stitches are great – especially heirloom. Adds so much interest!

  3. LOL That's one way to look at it. For me, the middle separating piece is what makes this foot work so well. It divides the fabric for stitching in the ditch and for edge joining. The black piece acts as a great barrier for edge stitching because you can feel the push back on your fabric as you sew along the edge. It's hard to mess up with this foot. A black line demands a fair bit of control and attention.

  4. Yes it can! Your machine works with all low shank and snap on presser feet. If you go to our site and type P60706 in the search box, it will bring you to this foot. Please let me know if I can help you with anything else. Happy Sewing!

  5. I've never seen this foot demonstrated before – so thanks. As you say, it is pretty versatile. Couple CONSTRUCTIVE comments, as otherwise your instructions were very good. (1) at the beginning of the video it was difficult to see the foot as it's metal and it was sitting on the metal plate. Moving it so the white of the machine was under it would have showed it off better. Also a close – up.

    When you attach the foot, a video from the front (as the sewer would view it) would have helped.

  6. How are you moving your needle over when you do those adjustments? Your machine is very obviously waaay cooler than mine haha I have a Singer Simple so maybe it just doesn't have that feature? I've never seen that.

  7. Hi Chelsea! Do you mean how to I change the needle positions when doing a straight stitch? I adjust the stitch width to move my needle around. Let me take a gander at your manual and see what I can find.

  8. The foot is awesome, one thing I would do is when using to do applique is place some stabilizer behind the base fabric. it will minimize puckering.

  9. Great videos all of them. Yes I had to watch all of them till I found the foot that I had but could not identify I would watch the videos of the ones I did not know,,then Google for an up close photo since you shots of the foot are not so close up or in focus……… it would be nicer if you would put a very close up photo of the foot at the beginning . I think my foot is an overcast foot … I first thought it was a joiner. Hope you fix the videos. Or just do one with very up close photos. It would really help

  10. Just purchase the 32 piece kit and your videos help me alot identifying the presser foots. Great job

  11. show us the G'DAM foot lady "oh as you can see that black thing" we don't ALL have YOUR machine & our feet are the same but different, maybe a blue stripe which my $10 box from China gave me. We are looking for a general idea & for that we NEED to see the FOOT!!!!

  12. Sarah I am just getting used to these new sewing machines, that have needles that move to different positions.  So in the video, you move your needle to a different position,  just how do you do that, other than selecting a stitch that moves the needle.

  13. Hello.
    Could you help me with my question?
    My first machine was a brother and then I upgraded to a JUKI. I love my machines and have been extra happy since all my presser feet work on either machine.
    I am in Europe now and would like to purchase a 'travel' friendly machine. I am looking a Pfaffs.
    Do you know if Pfaff has their own presser feet size/system? Do you think I can use brother/JUKI feet?

  14. I'm confused. You demonstrated such wonderful techniques for this foot, but not what it s named for. How exactly does this foot help with stitch-in-a-ditch? I'm having so much trouble with that stitch.

  15. Im lost. I’m trying to buy this o your website but I don’t know which one. Your link just transfer us to the main page and not to the actual product. Can you provide me the link? Thanks

  16. Love this foot. And as you say it is quite versatile. I use it to edge join, stitch in the ditch, edge stitch, and for anything that needs to be done near the fabric edge. SPOL has great tutorials. Thanks for sharing with us.🤗

  17. If you could have held the the silver foot over something white like the bed of your machine and not over your silver throat plate (silver on silver didn't work)it would have been more visible.

  18. I use a Brother CS6000i but the needle does not slide as yours did…Can you tell me what sewing machine you are operating on.

  19. Top much space between your stitches, also, please remove loose threads & don't see over them…shows poor technique for others to see

  20. Sarah, what is the part number for ordering the edgestitch presser foot for a Janome Harmony 1017 and a vintage New Home 624, please? Both use snap-on feet.

  21. Wondering if you could "stitch in the ditch" with this foot, running it down a seam and using a twin needle to stitch either side? Thinking about those T-shirt necklines we see from RTW?

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