This is the new 9mm wide CORDING foot for the Janome MC12000. However, this foot does the same as the previous 7mm cording feet: this just does it wider.

This cording foot has a little metal clip across the front with 3 little indentations under the clip which is where the narrow cord or ribbon is threaded. Simply slip the cord into the grooves from the right hand side of the foot.  I highly recommend using a cord or ribbon which flows freely/easily under this clip. It will not work properly if you chose an uneven cord (such as knobbly yarn) or something too thick as it will just get jammed in the foot and you will end up with a mess. Thick threads such as 12wt cotton thread also works well as does certain crochet and knitting yarns. I am using fine polyester cording in 3 primary colours – mainly so that you can see clearly in the pics what is happening.

For best results, use suitable size cording or yarn to couch onto the fabric.

I also highly recommend that you tie the 3 cords (you may use from 1-3 cords) behind the foot in a knot. This prevents them from slipping out of the clips and landing in your lap!

Insert cording/yarn into foot while still unattached to the machine - it's a little easier. Then tie a knot behind the foot.

Position your fabric (and tearaway stablizer) under the foot on the JANOME HORIZON MC12000 sewing machine. Lower the presser foot to keep everything in place.


Now experiment with different threads in the needle; different stitch widths and, of course, you have many 100’s of stitches on the JANOME HORIZON MC12000  to choose from. Play time begins! here are just a few that I tried out. I used a green poly embroidery thread – mainly so that it is clear which is dec. stitching and which is cording.

I like the zig-zag effect that is created when satin sticth #1 pulls the middle yellow cord from side to side a little.


This is satin stitch # 2 which also gives a pleasing result.

Decorative stitches work just as well: this one is # 7 in the Heirloom category.



Liz at play!!



About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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4 Responses to NEW….9mm CORDING FOOT

  1. irenejaeb says:

    This looks like a great foot to have. Will it fit and work on my Janome 8900. Thx


  2. Donna Joy says:

    Thanks for showing us how to use the cording foot, I am going to play with mine.
    Lots can be done with that foot.


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