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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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    Nov 20, 2015, 06.33 AMby Teddy Morison

    This is a very common stitching style you might be used to, it can be seen in your purse, bags and some of the rain jackets too. It ensures a rigid stitch and also adds up to a better weight holding capability too. Be patient when you stitch it.

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