The darning- / embroidery foot is perfect for free-hand sewing and is an expert regarding the darning of holes and tears. An embroidery hoop can also help make darning easier, as it helps to stabilise the area of fabric. You first stretch the fabric in the hoop and then sew over the damaged area. Other free-hand techniques are also possible with the darning- / embroidery foot. You can use it to create attractive decorative patterns, such as lace or monogrammes. The presser foot is also a reliable tool for complex embroidery or quilting work.