Can I sew piping with a zipper foot?

How do you sew piping feet?

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. Make sure the needle is snug to the cord, but not sewing through it. Sew on down the length of your piping.

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.

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.

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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