Cording foot for Sewing Machine
This foot has several uses - I use it for -
Machine couching - thread one or more strands of yarn through the hole/s and zig- zag over to hold down.
To make a "lettuce" edge, thread with fishing line and zig-zag over, sewing right on the very edge of the knitting.
Zig-zag over thread or cord to gather or stabilise, particularly during cut and sew.
This foot is illustrated and further uses are included in my book "Sewing Sampler".
Some have grooves in the top of the foot and a grooved metal clip above, which holds the cords in place. There are usually 3 grooves, so either 1 or 2 or 3 cords can be used at the same time. This type are easier to thread, as the cord is slid in from one side until it is clipped in place. It is possible, however, for the cords to slip out of the correct grooves when sewing so constant checks must be made when using.
Others have a single hole, which runs through the foot from front to back. The cord has to be threaded through the hole, which can be a little difficult, but there is no risk of the cord becoming unthreaded or shifting to one side in use.
Janome triple cording foot. Up to 9mm wide fitting.
£12 (4 available)
Generic Clip on single cording foot. Also available as a screw on. Both styles £7
Long shank single hole cording foot. £7 (last one)