Online Class

The Sewer's Toolbox: Presser Feet & Needles

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Choose and use the right sewing needles and presser feet for a polished look every time! Wendy Gardiner helps you make the most of your tools with top techniques.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including printable guides to needles and feet
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Wendy Gardiner
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Achieve incredible results with the ultimate sewing machine foot guide, taught by sewing guru Wendy Gardiner. Never second-guess needle size again, as you learn which is best for fine or heavy-duty projects. Then, learn how standard feet can save time and add detail. Create chunky seams with the zigzag foot and sew decorative details with the satin stitch and straight stitch feet. You'll discover how zipper feet can be used to create piping, a hidden zipper and more. Move on to techniques that make hemming, edge stitching and buttonholes a breeze with the blind hem and buttonhole feet. Switch to specialty feet for easy ways to sew slippery, thick and sticky fabrics. Spice up your home decor with trims and pintucks. Finally, finish your projects with flair by exploring the possibilities of bias binding, beading, braiding and ruffler feet.

Lesson Breakdown

1. About This Class
Meet expert sewer Wendy Gardiner and get an overview of the needles and feet covered in your class. Wendy explains how to use the class as a reference guide: Watch the lessons in order or skip to the kind of foot you want to work with whenever the need arises!
2. Needle Know-How
3. Standard Presser Feet
4. Zipper Feet
5. Hemming Feet
6. Button & Buttonhole Feet
7. Even-Feed Feet
8. Fancy Footwork
9. Finishing Feet

Recommended with this class

  • Specialty feet (as desired), including blind hem, buttonhole, overedge, invisible zipper, satin stitch, walking, bias binding, couching, pintuck, ruffler, beading, quarter-inch, rolled hem, roller and nonstick feet
  • Interfacing and stabilizers
  • Assortment of standard and specialty sewing machine needles (as desired)

Taught by

Wendy  Gardiner
Wendy Gardiner
Wendy Gardiner has been influential in the sewing industry for many years and is often called a sewing guru. She has been editor of leading magazines including Vogue Patterns, Sewing World and Sew Hip, and is the author of more than a dozen sewing books. She is a regular guest presenter on the television shows Ideal World and Create & Craft TV and has released many sewing DVDs.

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