There are few things in sewing that give you instant gratification. There are even fewer that are easier and give you a more finished professional look than cording or piping. I decided to give it a whirl with the slipcover project and it is so much easy fun I had to share!
Measure out (for my project) 2 inches of fabric. I mostly used along the selvage since it will be hidden and then there is no waste of fabric!
Use your zipper foot to get right up close and personal with the cording. This is one time that invading a space is a good thing.
Remember to set your needle to the right or in my case the left side so that you do not end up with broken needles. It took me FOUR needles to remember *eyeroll*
This is what your zipper foot looks like in case you have never used one.
Take your cut fabric and place the cording in the center and pinch it shut.
Shot from the side. I personally need lots of visual help when sewing ;o)
Get the foot as nice and cozy up next to the cording. No pins needed!!!!!!
When you are sewing make sure the edges of the fabric stay lined up along the way.
That is it! It is very easy and looks so good when you are done.
Some updated photos of the chair slipcover
This back section is an "I meant to do that" sewing moment. I had cut the back too small but with an extra strip of fabric and some of my handy dandy cording I like that it looks planned.