Everything you need to know about the Madam Sew Flower Stitch Presser Foot

With the Madam Sew Flower Stitch Foot, you can make circles of stitches with a basic sewing machine.

By using different stitches, different stitch widths, and different colors of threads, this foot creates flower inspired circular designs that allows you to stitch beautiful flowers on your fabrics.

You can also use twin needles, or even make round button holes with this foot.

The flower stitch foot is a screw-on foot and can be used on low shank machines.


The Flower Stitch Foot Consists of:

  • Large ring base
  • Driver arm on the right side
  • Foot clamp to attach the foot to your presser bar
  • Small latch on the right side that drives the base
  • Adjustment screw on the back left side

If you lift the latch, the base stops turning.

The adjustment screw on the back left allows you to slide the base from left to right to make circles in various sizes, move it towards the + sign to make bigger circles, move it to the - sign for smaller ones. The smallest circle you can make with it is ¼ inch; the biggest is 1 inch in size.


All snap-on sewing machines except Bernina and PFAFF machines and some Husqvarna Viking models.

You can use this foot on:

  • a Bernina if you have the Bernina adapter + a low shank snap on adapter
a Pfaff or a Husqvarna Viking or on all screw-on machines if you have the low shank adapter
  • a high shank machine if you have the high shank adapter


The Flower Stitch Foot is a universal snap-on presser foot for low shank sewing machines. You just snap it on and off your presser foot holder.

With the right adapter, you can use the Flower Stitch Foot on almost any sewing machine:

The Low-Shank Snap On Adapter for a Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking (certain models) or any low-shank screw-on machine.

The Bernina Adapter + the Low Shank Snap On Adapter for a Bernina Machine

The High-Shank Adapter for a high shank machine.

For more information, visit our detailed blog post about shanks and universal presser feet. 

Raise your needle to its highest position. Remove your standard presser foot & the presser foot holder. Just screw off the entire foot, not just the snap-on part.

To attach the flower foot, slide the foot clamp around the presser bar and the presser foot screw. Make sure to place the driver arm above the needle holder and then securely tighten the presser foot screw.

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  • Lower your feed dogs because the flower stitch foot does the transportation of your fabric.
  • Set your stitch length to 0. In fact, the stitch length is irrelevant when using the flower foot because the feed dogs are lowered. The feed dogs guide the stitch length, they move more or less fabric for smaller or bigger stitches.
  • The stitch width does have an impact on the looks of your stitches, you can play with that, but always test so your needle don’t hit the foot.
  • Don’t use stitches which are too complex. Maybe try a zigzag stitch, an overlock stitch, a blind hem stitch, an overcast stitch and a serpentine stitch to start.
  • Reduce the upper thread to a looser setting (2)


  • Use a sturdy fabric or glue some stabilizer to the fabric you want to decorate. Most fabrics will need a stabilizer. Using a stabilizer prevents thinner fabrics from puckering, and ensures that your stitches lay flat and look professional.
  • The stabilizer you choose will depend on your fabric, the use, and how dense you will stitch. If you are lost, this article about stabilizers will help you choose one.
  • You can use all purpose thread, but of course you can use machine embroidery thread and decorative threads as well.
  • The choice of your needle will depend on the thread and the fabric you’re using. Visit our blog post about sewing machine needle basics for more information on choosing the right needle for your project.


Once the foot is attached, you have chosen a stitch, and your thread, bobbin, and needle are in place, always walk the hand wheel through a couple of stitches to see if all is clear. Then bring the bobbin thread up to the top and start sewing until you get a circle.

Take the time to play with your flower stitch foot on some scraps to get used to it and see what result you get with the different stitches you have on your machine.

Positioning the flower stitch foot

Place a dot on your fabric where you wish a flower to be stitched. The dot is the inner ring of the stitch pattern, not the middle of the circle. Keep this in mind if you are precisely centering your flowers rather than randomly sprinkling them.

Make 2 circles for 1 flower - concentric circles

Keep your fabric aligned with the base of the foot! It is very difficult to find the center again if you move the foot and leave the fabric on the needle plate. Just loosen the screw, move the base of the flower foot to the + or - sign together with the fabric and tighten the screw again. To be sure not to move the fabric and have your circles centered, you can mark the base of the foot on your fabric and keep that circle as a reference. This circle has to match the base of the foot at all times.

2-colored flowers

2 options
      1. Use a twin needle with 2 different colors.
      2. Change the color of your upper thread-- try to do this without moving the fabric. put the tension to 0, change the thread, continue sewing.

Lock your threads with your machine

Set your machine to a straight stitch, raise the latch that drives the base of the foot with a tip of a screwdriver,
stitch in place for 3 to 5 stitches.



Flower Stitch Presser Foot

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