Most sewing machines come with a zipper foot. This can be used to put in piping, so no additional feet are needed. But if you’re willing to invest a few dollars, you can get a piping foot (shown on the right), and adding piping becomes simple.
What sewing foot do you use for piping?
The Zipper Foot can be used for inserting zippers as well as making and inserting piping or cording. The zipper Foot allows the needle to stitch close to a raised edge such as the teeth of a zipper or the thickness of cording. The Zipper Foot is truly an essential accessory for fashion sewing and home decor projects.
What is a piping foot used for?
If ready made piping is not available or if you just want to make your own, the piping foot is ideal for the job. The piping 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?
Piping is a fabric covered cord inserted into a seam, or used as an edge finish. The covering can be cut on the straight grain or bias, depending on the use. Piped trim applied to curved areas must to be cut on the bias; piping used on straight seams or edges may be cut on straight grain.
What is a 3 way cording foot?
The 3 Way Cording Foot H has spring-loaded grooves along the front, which allow you to attach one, two, or three cords at once. The foot also has grooves on the bottom to allow it to easily ride over the top of the cords.
What is a braiding foot?
The braiding foot (also known as couching or cording foot) is a specialty foot that fits in place of the standard foot. It’s used to attach decorative trim such as braid, cord, piping, yarn, and ribbon to fabric.