A corded seam can be used in both dressmaking and home decorating. You can buy, or make your own covered cording.
How to apply cording to a seam:
Pin or tack cording to the right side of one seam allowance and align the raw edge of cording toward the raw edge of the fabric seam allowance. Machine stitch the cording with a zipper foot.
Place the two fabric layers with right sides together and cording in between and pin.
Using the original stitching line as a guide, stitch through all layers. Place the last stitching row closer to the cording.
How to apply cording to a curved seam:
Pin and tack the cording to the right side of one seam allowance. Notch the seam allowance of the cording, ending just before the stitching line.
Machine stitch the cord as described before. Trim the seam allowance if necessary.
How to apply cording to a square corner:
Pin and tack cording to the right side of one seam allowance. Clip the corner of the cording seam allowance.
Stitch the cording to the fabric as described before. Trim the seam allowance if necessary.
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