Gathering with the cording foot – SINGER 6550-WORKBOOK Scholastic User Manual
Gathering with the Cording Foot
This technique is great for heavy fabrics such as in home decorating
or textured fabrics that do not gather easily. The Cording Foot holds the
cord in place so it is effortless to sew over the cord. Adjusting gathers is
easy, and there is no danger that the cord will break in the middle of the
10” long strand of cotton or fine cord
Home Décor fabric
Place a single cord in the center groove of the foot.
Secure the cord by tying a knot at the back of the foot.
Place the fabric under the foot.
Sew a test to ensure that the Zigzag stitches are sewing over the cord,
not into the cord. The Zigzag stitch is making a casing for the cord.
After stitching is finished, pull the cord which will
draw up or gather the fabric.
Adjust the gathers evenly by sliding the fabric along the
Sew a straight stitch to secure the gathers into
*Depending on model, the Cording Foot might be optional.
Check the instruction manual.