by jenne 18 Feb 2020

A year or so ago I bought a piping foot , so yesterday I used it to put piping down the front of a cardigan sweater i was making, turn out great and so easy to do.

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by sebsews 20 Feb 2020

I have used ready made piping long ago. I may get a piping foot or try the zipper foot method. Thanks for the ideas.

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jenne by jenne 20 Feb 2020

The piping foot in opinion is the best if you want it professional looking, I tried both.

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by toogie 19 Feb 2020

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?

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mops by mops 19 Feb 2020

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.

jenne by jenne 20 Feb 2020

I would think (I did not check ) that on you tube you could see how it worked.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 19 Feb 2020

One of these days I will use some of those sewing machine feet I have.

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by mops Moderator 18 Feb 2020

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!

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sebsews by sebsews 20 Feb 2020

Did you make the wedding dress? I am sure Cuties would love to see a picture of the dress.

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by cfidl 18 Feb 2020

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.

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