Friday, May 22, 2009

Making your Own Piping

One of our readers, Cheryl, asked about the piping on the Wonderland pillows I made:

"Jessica, Nice job on the piping! That is something I want to try this summer. Was it hard? What did you use to learn how to put the piping on? Did you have a pattern, or tutorial? I am sure it's probably harder than I am making it out to be.
I used to have a fear of sewing zippers, but not anymore. Maybe once I do piping, I won't fear that anymore."

Cheryl, below is the tutorial I used...I was surprised that it was actually easier than I thought it would be. I didn't practice on anything. I just jumped in! I think though, that a pillow would be an excellent thing to practice on. The only tricky part was the corners, but I love how this tutorial shows how to clip them to lay flat and then has you baste the piping on before sewing all three layers together. I also thought this tutorial did a good job of showing two methods to join the two ends of piping around a pillow.

How to Cover Cording to Create Your Own Piping from About.com

Let me know when you try this technique! I'm sure you'll love it once you try it!


Blessings,
Jessica

5 comments:

  1. Jessica,
    You are a sweetie. : ) Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial that you used. I have already bought some fabric to make some pillows. I too thought that might be an easy project to try it out on. I will post pics on my blog when I make them.
    Hugs to you.

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  2. THIS IS GREAT! I CANT WAIT TO GET OFF WORK SO I CAN TRY IT OUT! Thank you VERY much for sharing! XO

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  3. Great tutorial. Thanks.

    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for taking the time to sharing such a great tutorial. Really appreciated.

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