Foot of the Month - Chenille Stitch Foot

Posted by Debbie Lomas
Did you know that chenille is a French word for caterpillar whose fur the yarn of fabric is supposed to resemble?
Chenille type yarns are credited with being invented in France around the 18th century, although it didn’t become popular in quilting until the late 1990’s

The chenille effect has been adapted over the years and is achieved by ragging the seams. There are several different ways to achieve the raggy look, but one of the easiest is to use the Chenille Stitch Foot by Husqvarna Viking, part number H429752-45
This foot is a fantastic addition to any sewing toolbox, and embellishing is easy for any sewist from beginner to experienced quilters and sewers.
Bias tape is inserted through the foot and stitched with a straight stitch, zig zag or a three-step zig zag stitch. Sew your desired shape, cutting the bias tape at any corners.

Once complete, the fun begins – shagging the fabric. This can be done in two ways -machine wash your project on a wash cold cycle and dry on a warm setting in your clothes drier. Alternatively, spray with water and rub with stiff brush to fray thread. Air dry or dry with a hair dryer.
For this month’s Foot of the Month Club project, Cath has made a simple and elegant cushion which will fit in with any contemporary home. Cath walks you through making your own bias to suit your d├ęcor, as well as how to insert an invisible zipper. This project is a true delight and great for any gift.

To learn more about our wonderful Foot of the Month Club, check with your nearest retailer for classes today!
Don’t forget to share your projects with us on Instagram, tagging @husqvarna_viking_australia and using the hashtags #keepingtheworldsewing or our Facebook page Husqvarna Viking Australia.
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