presser foot

  1. a forked, metal device on a sewing machine used for holding the fabric in place while stitching.

Origin of presser foot

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby presser foot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use presser foot in a sentence

  • Loosen the tension on the presser foot, use fine thread with light tension.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
  • Stitching can be done more easily on the right of the presser foot with the bulk of the material lying to the left.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
  • Learn to raise and lower the presser foot on a piece of brown paper, and to stitch without thread.

    Clothing and Health | Helen Kinne
  • Never try to draw the cloth under the needle any faster than it is pushed along by the feed plate under the presser foot.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home | Edith Louise Allen
  • Make the foot to bear squarely on the needle plate, and the feed square to the presser foot.