Can I sew piping without a piping foot?

What does a cording foot do?

The Cording Foot is used to add surface embellishment to fabrics with cords, thin braids, embroidery floss or yarn. Experiment with decorative stitches and cord types for ultimate creativity. The Cording Foot may also be used to gather fabrics.

What is the difference between piping and cording?

The main difference between piping and cording is that cording is the starting product which is bought and used to transform other items such as furniture and costumes, piping is the technique which consists of covering the cord with fabric to create decoration and embellishment.

Does piping have to be cut on the bias?

Generally the fabric is cut on the bias (diagonally across the fabric on a 45 degree angle) as it allows the fabric to stretch and bend around corners better than if it were cut on the straightgrain. For most projects you will probably need about 1/2 to 1 yard of fabric.

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