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
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
2. stitch strips together at an angle, as shown
3. place cord inside your fabric strips and sew
4. coil your fabric cording and set aside to use
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.