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Simple Steps to Make Welt Cord/Piping

created on: 04/02/08

Almost all pillows, cushions and upholstery is finished with fabric covered welt cord/piping.  Here is a simple tutorial for you to see how easy it is to make. 

what you need:

cord to cover

strips of fabric, cut on the bias, sewn together

sewing machine

what you do:

1. cut fabric on the bias (diagonally) into strips

I use 5/32" cording so I cut 1 3/4" strips of fabric.  I couldn't cut these strips on the bias because I didn't have enough fabric.  It was thin so it had some "give".

I use a rotary cutter and quilting ruler for fast, straight cutting

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2. stitch strips together at an angle, as shown

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3. place cord inside your fabric strips and sew

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4. coil your fabric cording and set aside to use

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Tip:  1/2" yard of fabric will yield 7 yards of cording

Get ready to add this to the boxed and corded cushion that is on its way.

 

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DIY Maven on Apr 03, 2008:

Piping makes ALL the difference!!!! Plus, it impresses the heck out of people when you unveil your project. A very professional touch.


ModHomeEcTeacher on Apr 02, 2008:

The bullet points feature wasn't working so every time I used it, it didn't show up on my posts.  I had to eliminate them and give the steps numbers.


bruno on Apr 02, 2008:

Awesome! Great photos too. I'm assuming that a new camera?


Chrisjob on Apr 02, 2008:

Thanks, dude. I've been waiting for this.


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