How to Sew – Making and Attaching Piping

Piping is one of those SUPER versatile trims that always seems to make a project feel more fancy and “finished”. If you take a look around your home (and in your closet) I’m sure you’ll be able to find a few examples of it’s common uses.

You can find it on all theses…


…and so much more! Check out my Piping board on Pinterest where all the above images are from.

If you are new to sewing, this can be one of those things that you drool over, but also think is too hard. But I’m here to show you how easy it can be if you just take your time. Since this is a lot of information, I broke it into 3 videos depending on what you’d like to learn; how to make piping, how to attach it to your fabric, and how to neatly finish the ends if you are working in a circle.

If you are starting with store-bought piping, you can skip right to Part 2, but if you want to see how to make your own piping anyway, go with Part 1.

**Special notes**
 Bias tape is fabric cut into strips on the true diagonal (45 ̊ ).
You will need a zipper/cording foot for this tutorial.
The one on the left is what I use, but the center one is also common.
The foot on the right is used to attach rows of cord/braid/beads, not piping.



If you have a piping foot (grooves on the bottom), try this tutorial.
Now that that’s all out of the way, Let the fun begin!
How To Make Piping

How to Attach Piping

How to Finish Piping in a Circle

And just in case you aren’t a video type of gal (or gent) I recently stumbled across a great picture tutorial for Making Piping at Honeybear Lane.

Now off you go to adorn all your fabulous projects with piping! (You know you want to ; )

Happy Sewing!

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(P.S. Don’t forget to link up any projects you make from these tutorials to my flicker page. Someone has to be first!)

5 thoughts on “How to Sew – Making and Attaching Piping

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! I tried to do piping on one of my pillows and gave up because I couldn't figure it out. I am so excited now to have somewhere to come that I can learn how! I am a new follower and found you on ginger snaps.

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