How to Make Piping Without Cord
The piping is a kind of bias binding that is added along the edge of pillows, bags etc. If you want the professional-looking finish that can add texture, a hint of contrasting color, and/or define the shape of the object being sewn you need to make a piping.
The classic kind of piping has a cord inside. I offer you another way of sewing a piping, without cord.
How to Sew Piping without Cord. DIY: Sewing the Pipings.
How to make the strips for piping
At beginning you need cut the bias strips. Decide how wide will be they and cut a few strips with angle 45 degree, as shown.
Now you need fold the strip in half and press it with steam iron.
In this position the bias strip is ready for adding between the edges of fabrics of something.
How to attach the piping to fabric
Now you can start attach the piping to the edge of fabric using a sewing machine.
Look! Now handmade border is sewn to fabric edge.
Lift up the border strip and decide how much will be his width.
The narrow rib of piping looks better
If the width of rib is too wide you can change it with making another seam near to first. In this way the piping will be narrower.
If you want you can remove the first stitch line.
How to add to piping second part of fabric
Now you need add to the piping another part of fabric.
If you have little experience you need fastened with metal pins (or with baste stitches) both edges of fabric together.
The second stitch line you must to make along two (or one) old seams.
Piping without the cord is finished
Now sewing a piping without the cord is finished.
Piping without cord that made from fabric you need to iron.
Piping without cord easy to make and it is a good possibility for fine emphasizes the shape diverse elements.
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