I like to make my own piping because I can get the exact color I want. I also like to use handmade piping for cushions or upholstery because you can choose any size of cording you want. It's a pretty simple procedure that allows you limitless options.
|4. Press the seams open.|
|5. Press the whole strip in half.|
|This is 1/4" cording I'll be using to make the piping. Various sizes are usually available in fabric stores.|
|6. Place the cording inside the prepared bias strip. Stitch across the end to keep the cording from getting pulled out.|
|7. Run the cording down the pressed center crease, and close the fabric around the cording.|
|8. Using a zipper foot or a cording foot, stitch right next to the enclosed cord.|
|Once you've stitched down the whole length of the bias strip, you're finished. The piping can be installed to your clothing or upholstery with a zipper foot or a cording foot.|