by Vanessa Smith
If you read my custom fabric button article, I showed you how to change the buttons on a plain black jacket. The buttons were a good start, but it needed more work. So I decided to add another fast and easy technique. I made my own colorful and unique cording to embellish the jacket. Not only is this cording technique great for embellishing clothing, it can be used for purse straps, to make jewelry, and to embellish other projects.
All you need is a base material such as cord, various types of thread, and a sewing machine with a braid or darning presser foot. [read on!]
Video: Piping a Seam