How to Sew Over Bulky Seams

So, you know how the contestants on the Great British Sewing Bee struggled a bit with some bulky seams on their toddler dungarees this week?  Here’s a little tip for getting around that very problem…..

What you need is to make yourself a little jig!

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The secret is not in the thickness of the fabric, but the height of the presser foot.  It needs to stay flat all the time in order for your machine to feed fabric through evenly.  When it hits a bulky seam, the front of the presser foot is pointing upwards and the foot is no longer flat.  Your little jig raises up the back of the presser foot so that it’s all on the same level again and off you can go without any fuss.

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