Braiding Foot | Sewing Tool

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Add decorative details to your sewing project with the braiding foot. This foot will help you attached small trims with precision and ease. Learn how.

The braiding foot (also known as couching or cording foot) is a specialty foot that fits in place of the standard foot. It’s used to attach decorative trim such as braid, cord, piping, yarn, and ribbon to fabric. 

The hole located in the top of the foot allows the trim to be threaded through the top and then under the foot. This standard sized hole allows for trims of up to 5mm in width, but some feet allow for size adjustments which makes working with different widths of trim easier.

Braiding  Foot

The foot is easy to use and works with straight, zigzag and decorative stitches.  Let’s take a look at the braiding foot in action.

Examples of projects with a braiding foot include:

  • appliqués with cords on quilts
  • embellishments on garments
  • decorative trim on home furnishings
  • Also works with attaching elastic

Braiding Foot Stats-

  • Size: Up to 5mm trim width or adjustable.
  • How to attach: Just like the standard foot, the braiding foot comes as a snap on unit.
  • Where to buy: You can pick up this specialty foot at your local quilt shop or here on line
  • Free Video Class: If you want to learn how to use your braiding foot, be sure to check out my free class on Sew At Home with BabyLock.

Learn how to make this applique pincushion wall art in this free video class with Heather from The Sewing Loft.

What will you make with your braiding foot? Leave me a note in the comments below.

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