Have you ever used piping in a project? It adds a nice flair to something as simple as a pillow or a cushion. And guess what? It’s super easy to make. Let me teach you today How to Make Piping and then you can use it in any project you want.
How to Make Piping:
- Fabric-long and narrow strips cut about 1 and 1/2 inches wide (you can also use bias tape-just iron it flat)
- Cording (choose a width that is the size you want your piping to be) You should be able to find this by the yard at the fabric store.
Cut your fabric into strips that are about an inch and a half wide. *Note-these should be cut on the bias. Your piping will work much better that way. You technically can do it any way you want, but on the bias is the preferred method. (Don’t know much about the bias? Check out my ebook.)
Place your cording in the center:
Fold the fabric in half over the cording and pin it:
And that’s it! You’ve got piping! (Your stitching will actually be closer to the cording than in this picture.)
To sew it into your project you want to pin it along the edge of your fabric like this:
Best practice is to sew a straight line along there to keep the cording in place. Then, place your other fabric over the top and sew just like you normally would (to make for example a pillow):
What can you make with piping? Pillows, blankets, cushions, crib bumpers, bench pads, you name it! Just have fun with it! It adds so much flair.