The cording foot comes as 3, 5 or 7 hole variations. The 3 hole cording foot can be adjusted as to where the thread slides and sits underneath the guide bars, but the 5 and 7 hole versions need the thread to be passed through set holes. Your cord, decorative thread or thin ribbon are passed through the guide or hole as you sew it in place with a zigzag, straight stitch or decorative stitch. This means that the guide bar will allow for slightly wider threads or cords than the set holes do.
The decorative threads are then laid down on the fabric in the position of the holes/guide as the sewing machine stitches them down in place. This technique can be used to embellish a project, add a piped effect around the edge of the fabric or around an appliqué. Or, alternately you can pass a single thread, stitching over it with a zigzag stitch, using the foot to make sure you don’t catch any of your thread with your needle. In this technique, you can also the cording foot to gather fabric, by pulling the thread tighter through the stitching tunnel afterwards.
Universal Snap-on Feet will attach to low or high shank sewing machine adapters. If you aren’t sure if this will fit your machine, check out our sewing machine feet guide.
Recommended Reading – Sewing Machine Feet Guide