I have used ready made piping long ago. I may get a piping foot or try the zipper foot method. Thanks for the ideas.
The piping foot in opinion is the best if you want it professional looking, I tried both.
I’m not even sure what a piping foot looks like or if I would know how to use it. I’ve always made my own with a zipper foot like Christine. Can you show us the foot and how it works with the cord?
You fold your fabric around the cord as usual. The foot has a groove in the underside so your fabric and cord do not slip and your stitching is always the exact same distance from the cord. When you do a lot of piping it is worth the money, otherwise a zipper foot will do.
I would think (I did not check ) that on you tube you could see how it worked.
One of these days I will use some of those sewing machine feet I have.
Those special feet are ideal for the purpose they are made for. I have two - one for 4 mm cords used in upholstery and one for thinner ones, for clothing etc. A zipper foot will do nicely as well, but the (deep) channel in the piping foot makes life just a bit easier when doing considerable lengths. I first used it years ago to put piping along the trail of my daughter's wedding dress. I now realise that was 25 years ago - how time flies!
Did you make the wedding dress? I am sure Cuties would love to see a picture of the dress.
I think I have one of those. I remember making piping but I used a zipper foot. I like easy and will look it up when I can.