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.
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!
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.