The Roller Foot

The Roller Foot

Looking for a fun little $5 stocking stuffer for the sewing lover on your list?

The Roller Foot

I am introducing you to a fun little sewing foot I stumbled across while shopping in the Los Angeles Fabric District. It has become my new best friend when sewing with leather, vinyls, and other ‘sticky’ fabrics.

The Roller Foot

This nifty little foot is one of the cheapest attachments you can purchase, typically ranging anywhere from $5 – $10, and snaps right onto the shank of most sewing machines. You can find it on Amazon.com.

What does it do? 

Snap it onto your machine, and it literally helps your sticky fabric roll right on through. You no longer have to worry about your fabric getting stuck to the bottom of your regular presser foot, and it works even better than the scotch tape trick!

One of the things I love to make with leather scraps are little leather bows.

Leather Bows

When I need a handmade birthday present in a pinch, I have found that a simple elastic waist skirt and leather bow barrette can go a long way.  They take less than 5 minutes to sew, and look like they cost a boutique fortune!  Here is how I do it…

Leather Bow DIY

 

From there, it is a simple case of using gorilla glue or hot glue to adhere to your choice of hair accessory (headband, alligator clip, snap clip, etc.). Let dry, and enjoy!

Looking for more tips for sewing with leather, and an awesome leather project round up? Check out Delia Creates’s post today!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess

Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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