Bernina Foot #35

Blogs – I rarely get the time to read them and feel a bit silly writing one now…

So please bare with me while I fumble my way through my first one!

If you follow me on social media you would have seen that this year, for me, is all about trying new things and i’d love you to follow along. Especially if you have (or dreaming of!) a Bernina sewing machine – any series!

FYI – I sell them 😉

I am going to be showing you some of our fabulous feet and what you can do with them. Plus a few of my little tips and tricks for the projects I make with them.

If there is a particular foot you’d like to know more please let me know in the comments below and I will do my best to fit it in my schedule!

Ok so first foot i’m going to be showing you is the #35 – Invisible zipper foot.

If you’re a dress maker – it’s a must have!

If you make bags – just wow!

If you’re a basic sewer looking for a simple way to take on scary zips – you need this!

My project today – a simple cushion cover (made in some fabulous fabric – you can purchase these butterflies here:

http://www.sew-inn.com.au/product-category/fabric/windham-fabrics/wonder/

For this particular project I am using 2  x 17 1/2″ x 17 1/2 ” pieces of quilting cotton + 30cm invisible zip + matching thread + Bernina foot #35 (and a sewing machine obviously!)

You will notice this chunky looking foot has two grooves. This is so both sides of your zipper nestle perfectly when working.

The main thing you will notice with this foot, as apposed, to other zipper feet is that you are working on the opposite side – kind of backwards.

Unzip your zipper all the way and pin right sides together to one piece of your fabric (see pic below)

Then forget everyone who ever told you zippers or in particular invisible zippers were hard!

Line up your zipper teeth so they nestle nicely in the undercarriage groove. TIP – you can slightly lift and angle your zipper teeth into the groove if they are smaller than the one i’ve used below. Once you’re finished on that side simply do the same on the other. You will see in the pics below the different angles of zipper teeth and grooves in the foot.

and that’s pretty much your zipper done!

Then to finish your cushion simply sew your fabric right sides together around the other 3 sides. Snip your corners and turn out the right way – too easy!

I would love to see what you make with your Bernina #35 foot so make sure and tag me on social media!

For the month of Feb these feet are on special to – you can purchase this foot here: http://www.sew-inn.com.au/product/bernina-foot-35-invisible-zipper-foot/

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