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Tips & Techniques > Making Fake Corded Piping Using Yarn

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Posted on: 1/5/06 3:17 PM
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Supplied needed: purchased bias tape or homemade bias strips, yarn

Step 1: Center your yarn on the wrong side of your bias strip.

Step 2: Fold the strip over the yarn, match raw edges of strip

Step 3: Machine baste close to yarn, best to use a zipper foot if you have one.

Additional tip: stretch strip slightly as you sew to remove slack and to make piping smooth, trim seam allowance of piping to match seam allowance of garment.

Bonus step for knits: remove yarn after basting. It will make a flat piping that will stretch slightly, perfect for knits

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solosmocker said... (2/2/06 11:14 PM) Reply
This is how I always make my piping. Is the yarn in this hint a certain type? I use a specific type. I only make small piping.
inkyannie said... (1/20/06 9:06 PM) Reply
Thanks for this tip. I have neve used piping but would like to.
slanden99 said... (1/11/06 1:17 PM) Reply
great idea. I'll try it next time I want piping
Annie- oh said... (1/6/06 10:07 AM) Reply
Ah, thanks - piping may show up in my sewing room! Annie
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