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Then, using a Zipper Foot on your machine, stitch over the basting stitches. The side of the zipper foot should be pushed up close the bump created by the piping underneath. You can clip excess seam allowance if it is adding bulk, especially if you have piped curved seams.

You can use piping between style lines, as a hem treatment, between facing and self, on the edge of a pillow, on the flap of pockets, on handbags, on stuffed animals. . . well, alright. . . you get the idea. Try it out and show us where you think piping could be used!

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    Aug 31, 2010, 08.55 PMby joyh

    Really clear and helpful! I’m going to try it.

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