Sewing Binder Part 1: Lesson 7 Flat Piped Seam & Corded Seam

How do I sew a Flat Piped Seam?

  1. Press a piece of bias tape in half and pin it along the edge of your fabric with the folded edge inside.
  2. Baste the bias in place using the necessary seam allowance.
  3. Place your second piece of fabric on top, sandwiching the bias tape between the layers.
  4. Use a regular stitch length to stitch the seam again with the proper seam allowance.
  5. Press the seam open.
  6. Finish the seam allowance using your desired method.

When should I use a Flat Piped Seam?

Use a Flat piped seam when you need a subtle decorative accent, or are working on a very small project where piping would be overpowering.

How do I sew a Corded Seam?

  1. Change your machine to a zipper presser foot.
  2. Pin a piece of piping along the edge of your fabric.
  3. Line the piping up with the edge of the presser foot and stitch in place.
  4. Place your second piece of fabric on top, sandwiching the piping between the layers.
  5. Stitch again with the piping against the edge of the presser foot.
  6. If the stitches are not tight enough to the piping, move the needle slightly to one side and stitch again closer.
  7. Press the seam open.
  8. Finish the seam allowance using your desired method.

When should I use a Corded Seam?

Corded Seams are great for accenting seam lines in a project, especially when sewn with a contrasting fabric.

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  1. You are such a gem and your videos are amazing! These sewing school videos and blogs have helped me so much! THANK you and I look forward to checking out your future lessons.

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