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    • Piping On Knits

      Added Sep 20, 2012

      This is a method I made up for piping on knits. My base fabric is a very light knit( the kind from your nightmares) and I did the piping with knit ribbing. The ribbing is heavier than my base knit and I got beautiful results so I think this would work even better o…

    • Piping

      Added Nov 14, 2010

      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 n…

    • Sew in Piping!

      Added May 31, 2007

      Sew in piping!

    • Make Your Own Piping!

      Added Aug 8, 2007

      Learn how to make piping in fabric of your choice!

    • Piped Heart Shaped Pockets

      Added Jun 2, 2011

      I made these piped heart shaped pockets in order to spice up my Colette’s Ginger Skirt, but I think they may be a sweet addition to many garments.

    • Making Your Own Bias Tape

      Added Nov 14, 2010

      What it is: Bias tape is often used for finishing seams with the Hong Kong Finish, or can be used to cover cords to make piping.

      Why make your own: You can buy bias tape at the store in a variety of colors and sizes. Making your own requires a lot of fabric and so…