What you’re looking at is an “elastic application foot”. I’ve had this little doo-dad for several years, I probably decided that it was rather crucial around the time I bought my serger. So crucial, in fact, that I can’t say that I’ve ever used it. Sometimes I’m a bit overdramatic, it happens. 😉
What prompted me to pull it out of hiding now, you ask? Great question, my darling reader! I just happened to remember that I had it when I went to apply some picot elastic to the edge of some knickers* because to be completely honest, fold over elastic is a royal PITA and I wasn’t feeling the love today. In fact, I hate applying it, and I always struggle to get the elastic stretched evenly so whenever I’m just past the middle I realize there’s no way I’m going to get that stuff stretched that far. Anyone else ever get that? Just me? Oh well. So I remembered this foot, prayed that I still had my Imagine’s instructional DVD (I did!) and Margaret Tully and I got down with the elastic foot. Turns out? It looks intimidating, but it’s actually really easy to use, and I think we might just be besties. Seriously, if you apply elastic to anything find the one for your serger and get after it. You’re welcome. 😉 The only thing better would be a coverstitch machine with a FOE foot, assuming such magic exists. 😉
*Such a lovely word, don’t you agree? Much better than the more utilitarian “underwear”.