This is part one of my pillow tutorial. It will cover how to make your own piping! First you will need to gather your materials.
What you will need:
Fabric that you will make your piping out of
Cording (length should be the perimeter of your pillow fabric plus a few inches)
Sewing machine with zipper foot
You will need to cut your fabric on the bias, which is just a fancy word for cutting it diagonally. I made my strips one and a half inches wide. If your cording is somewhere around a half inch this should work for you. If you go bigger I would cut your fabric strips a little wider.
You will need a bunch of these strips to cover your cording. Sewing the fabric strips together is very easy. Take two of your strips and place them one on top of the other at a right angle (if your fabric has a right and wrong side put right sides together). Then sew diagonally across the strips.
Trim the excess fabric from the corner and fold open.
Sew enough fabric strips together to cover your cording. Place your cording in the center of your fabric strips. If your fabric has a right/wrong side place the cording on the wrong side.
Fold your fabric over the cording.
Next put your zipper foot on your sewing machine and sew right up against the edge of the cording.
Sew all the way to the end and you have your cording done and ready to be added to your pillow!
Stay tuned for part 2 of this tutorial where we will put in a hidden zipper and assemble our pillow with this cording!