What sewing machine foot do I use for piping?

Can you use an invisible zipper foot for piping?

Piping Cording Foot (Video)

I find it very easy to work with and incredibly versatile. In fact, I never use a regular zipper foot or even an invisible zipper foot when sewing… I use a piping cording presser foot instead — I find it so much easier to use and more precise.

How does a piping presser foot work?

The foot itself has two deep groove along the base, which will hold you piping cord in place as you work. Place the cord in the centre of the fabric strip and pin in place as you get started. Now place the wrapped cord into the left groove of the foot, with the fabric out to the right of the presser foot.

What is a piping foot?

The piping foot (sometimes mistakenly referred to as the cording foot) is designed with two grooves on the underside and will hold and cover the cord when making piping tape. It can also be used for attaching piping.

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.

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