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Date: 3/13/07 8:06 AM

I LOVE this site!
Our local Wal-Mart is getting rid of its fabric/sewing department =( so I purchased a bunch of cording with and without the lip for a steal.
I know how to sew on the cording with the lip (like piping), but how about the non-lipped cord? Is my only option to sew it on by hand? Or can you do it on the machine somehow with a zipper foot? Or is there a special cording foot for the purpose of sewing on the non-lipped cord? My machine is a 1970's Singer Stylist. Thank you!

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Date: 3/13/07 9:25 AM

This type of cording could be glued on, like on a lampshade...or it could be tied...or formed into those Japanese frog-type buttons.

It could be handsewn on too, from the wrong side of the project.

But you're the designer, so if you don't mind a zigzag thread showing on top of the cording, so be it. They do make cording feet for different machines, that have a tunnel under the foot, to help guide the cord. I don't have one of those feet, so I'd loosen the pressure on the presser foot, and guide it with my fingers.

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Date: 3/13/07 4:03 PM

Thank you SVT for the info! I will probably just do it by hand. I don't know if there is a cording foot for my machine - probably not since it is pretty old, but I'm going to check.

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Date: 3/14/07 8:32 AM

You're welcome Cherly :)

One other thought...and you probably already know this...since you got such a great deal on this cording, you could use it as you'd use the plain stuff, to cover with your fabric, and make insertion piping.

I have a 70's era machine too [Kenmore workhorse that my parents bought me when I was a girl], and I can still buy feet for it...but I don't...it's just not necessary, because the machine is so adjustable.

Singer surely still has specialty feet for sale for yours too...you just need to know the shank style your machine uses.

Here's a site that shows a photo of shank styles [scroll to the bottom of the page]:

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[my shank style is the only kind it doesn't show...'super high slant']



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