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Posted on: 9/20/09 2:50 PM
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I make my own mini-piping for children's clothes. Ready-made piping is often too thick for a nice appearance. that is in scale with children's clothing.

For the filler, I use Knit-Cro-Sheen Crochet Cotton Thread. For a 5/8" seam, cut 1 1/2" bias strips of your desired fabric.

Wrap the bias strip around the cording and stitch with a medium stitch length as close to the cord as possible. On my Bernina, I use the #3 buttonhole foot and a center needle position. I feed the cord through the groove to the left of center.

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said... (10/22/09 10:49 PM) Reply
crochet thread??? THIS IS GENIUS!!!!!
ryansmumAria said... (9/26/09 8:46 PM) Reply
Nice pictures! thanks
JoaniesJosh said... (9/21/09 10:27 AM) Reply
I loved loooking at your sewing photos. You obviously are a precise. Thanks for your great photos of your sewing projects.
Fran G said... (9/21/09 9:36 AM) Reply
I like this idea! Sometimes. I want just a hint of color or sometimes a regular piping is just too "heavy" for my fabric..like a lightweight linen blouse with yoke. Thanks, I think I'll use this one!
fryman said... (9/21/09 9:28 AM) Reply
nice tip. Thank you!
 
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