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Tip: Creating an Easy Piped Edge Finish By DianeSev on 9/19/13 2:21 PM

by Deepika 

I start with a basic 1/2" single fold bias tape in a contrasting color so it would show.

1. Open the bias tape and pin it right sides together matching the edge of the garment edge to the tape. Sew 3/8" from the edge.

Faux piping: Sew 3/8

2. Trim the garment seam allowance to 1/4" to reduce bulk. 

Faux piping: Trim the garment seam allowance

3. Fold everything to the wrong side but not fully. Fold so you can see a little bit of the bias tape. Before you fold, you can press if you like, but I don't think it's necessary.

Faux piping: Fold everything to the wrong side

Faux piping: Fold so you can see a little bit of the bias tape.

4. Pin and finally topstitch 1/4" from the edge. 

Faux piping: Pin and finally topstitch

5. Press and wear!

Faux piping: Press and wear!

Finished piping

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5 Comments      Login to Add a Comment    
DianeSev said... (9/24/13 10:46 AM) Reply
Hi smarttart! That's Vogue Patterns 8815. You can read Deepika's review for it here.
smarttart said... (9/22/13 5:15 AM) Reply
That's a brilliant tip. Loving the dress and material as well. Does anyone have any idea what that pattern is ?
Sewnla said... (9/21/13 11:31 PM) Reply
Wow I have to try this! Thanks for sharing this tip.
Doris W. in TN said... (9/21/13 1:56 PM) Reply
Great tip and tutorial!
sewmamee said... (9/20/13 10:24 AM) Reply
I like this tip. It's simple, it's easy. I'll have to keep it in mind for future reference.

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