To make your own piping you will need the following items- cotton cord, fabric and a zipper foot.
Step 1. Measure the cords circumference and add 3 cm (1 1/4 inch) for seam allowances. This is the width of you fabric strips. ( The length is determined by the project. On how to join fabric strips see below)
Step 2. Find the bias of your fabric and cut fabric strips using the width measurement from step one.
Step 3. Wrap the wrong side of the fabric strip around the cord, align the raw edges.
Step 4. Using a zipper foot and a long stitch length, sew close to the cord.
|I have positioned my needle to the far left, to get close to the cord.|
|piping is now ready.|
To Join fabric Strips
Place fabric right sides together at a 90 degree angle. Pin and stitch diagonally from lower left corner to upper right corner. Trim seam allowance to .5cm (1/4in). Press seam open.