For my non-computerized/Juki TL 2010Q friends. I had need to stitch up some corded piping for a project recently. There are many things I LOVE about my Juki but not having the assortment of presser feet that I have had for other machines is not one of them. A “piping foot” is a very convenient item to have. It keeps the fabric/cording nicely, and snugly, aligned for the tight stitching that gives smooth results. OR, a 3rd hand would be nice(????!!!!!). In lieu of that last one, and because Juki doesn’t have an option for the first (that I’m aware of), “necessity is the mother of” kicked in. I grabbed my magnetic seam gauge and placed it on the LEFT of the cording to be stitched. A photo will help explain………………
It kept the fabric/cording pressed nicely to the zipper foot and I happily stitched (with a 1/2” seam allowance) away with a beautiful, smooth, tightly covered piping resulting. Positioning of the magnet will differ, of course, depending on the diameter/thickness of the cording.
Again, be sure that the magnet is ok to use with your machine. The Juki TL2010Q is a totally mechanical machine and is not affected by such.
Til next time……………………………
That was quick thinking…my babylock is computerized but bet I could use one. Will have to check it out.
Thank you for the lesson, Mtetar
You are welcome!!! Seeking more than 1 use for an accessory at all times!!!!! Hugs…….
I have a project in mind that requires making cording, your timing is perfect. Thank you.
Terrific!!!!! W/o a cording foot for this machine, I thought I would be in for a battle, trying to keep the zip foot tight to the cording but this worked so well!!!!
Great tip-thank you!
You are so welcome! It was truly a “duh!” moment!!!!
Thank you! That is great!
What a clever girl you are. 🙂
Gotta multi-use these myriads of add-ons that are floating around my studio!!!!! LOL!!!!!
Here is another use for the magnetic seam gauge…….. picking up pins after I dropped a whole box on the floor, 🙂
Been there……will remember that!!!!! Sigh……………