|I have an obsession with flat piping. Lately, I put it on everything ... well, not everything, but anything that suggests itself.
I hate to make bias strips. I don't even like making a continuous bias strip from a constructed tube of fabric.
So, I have been experimenting with knits used as piping. I usually cut a 2 inch strip of cotton/lycra fabric, fold it in half, right sides out, and press. Then I attach the strip to the edge being 'piped', and stitch it down. In the photo the bottom portion shows a strip being added to a garment piece.
Then I attach the two garment pieces together, clip inside if needed, press, and....beautiful flat piping which works even on the most curved edges.
I have a lot of knit scraps so it has been 'free' as well!
I used this technique when I reviewed New Look 6470 -- tropical print skirt in green/black/red print with red piping between skirt body and flounce.
This is just too easy. I'm sure someone else has thought this up and perhaps even reviewed it before.