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How to sew your own unique cording/piping

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

Video: Sew Piping to a Cushion Cover

Video: How to cut bias strips for piping

Video: Joining bias strips for piping

Video: Finishing Piping Curved Lines

Blog: Recover Chair Cushions-with Piping

Video: More Tips on 'Piping' - Tutorial


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