What it is: Basically a cord wrapped in bias tape placed in the seam between two of your fabric pieces. You can make your own by combining those two elements, or by pre-made bias tape.

Uses: Piping is seen most commonly on things like slipcovers, bags, and other non-wearable fashions. However, many old-fashioned patterns as well as some fresher looks use piping around the collar or to add decorative details.

Check out more techniques here: "MadeByMeg":

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    Jun 21, 2012, 01.55 PMby cweetgal

    Thanks for the technique :) I am going to use it for the first time ..

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    May 11, 2011, 04.45 AMby squishedbugg

    fantastic thanks!! I was looking for an easier solution to the way I was thinking of doing this, great clear instructions!!

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      May 11, 2011, 03.27 PMby madebymeg

      thank you! I was just using the technique myself to put piping on a bathing suit, and I know I appreciate instructions compared to the crazy way I think up of doing things!

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