Back after such a long break isn’t it? Well, I know you must be thinking why I stopped writing blog? But you see as usual I am surrounded by one or other issues and so my blogging is sidelined 🙁 But I don’t understand why it happens with me, like when I plan my posts to write I get some another topic where my presence is needed the most and I get immersed in it. But one thing for sure sewing tutorials always run in my sub-conscious mind. Any ways this will go on and on… So let’s start with our sewing tutorial.
Sewing piping tutorial
Piping is done on edges of the fabric. It’s like decorating the edges. For piping we take bias cut. One of my online sewing class student asked me why to take bias fabric? Well, if we take bias fabric the stretching of the fabric is perfect and we get a finished good looking piping. Make sure while cutting the strips the angle should be of 45 degree which helps to give us the perfect bias stretch. We will also need piping cord. I prefer thin cord for kurtis and a bit thick piping cord for Chunni (Dupatta) edges as along with piping I like to attach some sort of lace also with it.
1. First cut the strips of the fabric. For this lay the cloth, take 45 degree angle and place your scale and mark the width to 1.5″ and cut along the lines. You know my long scale is already having 1.5″ width 🙂 so I just trace the outlines but if you don’t have you can make a strip from a thick card paper or from any empty box may be of corn flakes, shoe box etc. whatever you have it.
2. Keep the wrong side of fabric facing you. I mean the right side of fabric will be on the sewing machine.
3. If you have zipper foot attach it. If you don’t have it no issues. Still we can manage to sew the piping. Now we will start sewing piping.
4. Keep the piping cord on right side of bias strip. Do not stretch the fabric at any stage.
5. Leave some part of cord. Then start sewing.
6. Now fold and sew the left out fabric.
Yup!! our piping is ready to attach it to your fabric, neckline, chunni border etc. Isn’t it quite easy to sew a piping… hope you find it quite easy to follow sewing tutorial.
Many free sewing projects are on the way to blog wish I find time to post the sewing tutorials periodically, and help all the sewing bloggers, newbie tailors, my friends…
I’ve attached a piping in this neckline sewing tutorial.
Waiting for your comments…
Which cloth should we use for piping ?? Can you give some options? Can we use lining material
Kamalprret kaur says
Hi Gurmeet Ji,
Thanks for the tutorial.
I need one clarification ,(Got confused between point 2 & 4). D we need to place Piping cord on wrong side of fabric and then fold the fabric so that it gets covered with Right side of fabric or its opposite?
How much fold is required to cover the piping cord, In pic it seems around half inch?
Gurmeet Kaur says
Yes, you got it correct. Piping cord on wrong side of fabric and fold the fabric. The fold is around 1/2″.