How to Make Your Own Piping

I saw this post called ‘How I Make Piping’ on Vicki Kate’s blog, VickikateMakes and instantly thought “Hey, maybe the rest of you Sew-alongers would be interested in making your own piping too!’

Click the image or click here to see how she’s made the piping for her Minoru Jacket. You can buy piping in standard colours from your fabric store, but when you make it yourself, you can have piping in any colour of the rainbow! (Like this awesome yellow dot fabric Vicki Kate used.)

If you want to sew piping into the raglan seams of your Minoru Jacket, you’ll need to prepare the piping first, and attach it to the raglan seams before sewing them up. This needs to be done before this post here!

Want to see more? More posts on how to make piping:

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4 Responses to How to Make Your Own Piping

  1. Beccie Reynolds January 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    You must have read my mind. I’m starting a new dress project on the weekend and I wanted to put some piping in the seams, but I had no idea where to start! Now I do!!!

  2. Vicki Kate January 19, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Blimey, that’s my photo on your blog! I hope the post is useful to someone, I have plans to add the piping between the internal zip facing (does that make sense?!) and the lining as an added pop inside the coat… I know you can get reflective piping (MacCulloch and Wallis in the UK stock it as ‘reflective insertion trim’) which would be great for visibility and would be great in the raglan seams.

    • nothy lane January 26, 2012 at 1:53 am #

      Making your own piping is a great idea. I always admire piping on linings – it looks so well made when you happen to get a glimpse inside a coat. I am definitely doing this!


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