Decorative trims

Posted by Carina Thavelin

Ribbons and yarn can be a really nice addition to your projects, especially together with decorative stitches.

Here are a few favorites that I sewed in the picture above (shown in the same order from left to right):


Decorative Trim Foot for IDT™ System

You can choose ribbons 3, 6 or 12mm wide and sew them with a staight stitch zig-zag or a decorative stitch. The foot will easily guide the trim through the opening in the front and through the groove under the presser foot.



7/9 Hole Cord Foot for IDT™ System

Sew up to nine lengths of embroidery floss, pearl cotton or other threads in place with a decorative stitch. This technique is really fun to use with different color of the threads for a gradient effect.



Three Hole Yarn Foot for IDT™ System

This is for heavier yarns than the 7/9 Cord Foot but still using the same technique. There are several 9mm stitches specially created for this technique in the machines that have Optional feet stitches. 



Couching/Braiding Foot for IDT™ System

Perfect for sewing on yarns, cords, soutage braid etc using matching or invisible thread. You can even twist several yarns for combination of colors and texture.


These are just a few of the vast assortment of presser feet available.

Hope you get some ideas and want to try them!




Great reminder of all that we can create with our machine stitches!
3/11/2016 9:32:50 AM

how did you do the little leaves?
what stitch to get the thick simple strait stitch second from left, looks almost like 6 strand embroidery thread? I can never get my stitches this thick?
Thank you so much for your post...cheers
Wendy a Pfaff super user x4 :-)
3/16/2016 10:00:17 AM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Wendy,
The three stitches on the left are made with the decorative trim foot. The stitches are sewn on satin ribbons of different widths so the red parts in the picture are the ribbons.
The red/orange/yellow stitch next to them are sewn with a stitch over 7 strands of embroidery floss.
All these techniques are really fun! :)

Best Wishes
3/17/2016 3:23:38 AM

Carol Head
Is there a demo showing the use(s) for the "fringe" foot correctly?
6/29/2016 3:15:09 PM

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