12/31 | How to Sew Piping The Easy Way

Looking to add piping to one of your projects? Piping is such an easy way to take your project up a notch. I love a good pillow, cushion, or bag with pipping. Follow along with this post to learn how to sew piping the easy way.

How to Sew Piping The Easy Way

  • Double fold bias tape
  • Cording
  • Scissors
  • Sewing clips
  • Sewing machine

Step One: Open the double fold bias tape and place the cording inside of it on top of the fold. Then fold it closed again. You will want to have a few inches of bias tape hanging over the end of the rope.

Step Two: Head to the sewing machine and sew down the side of the cording as close as you can. I would recommend using a zipper foot for this if you have one.

Step Three: Place the fabric you want to add the piping to face up on your work surface.  Then match the raw edges of the bias tape and the fabric up with each other along all four sides and clip them together. When you get to a corner, you will need to snip the bias tape so that the piping will bend and go around the corner.

Step Four: When you reach the spot where you started, cut the end of the piping. Place the end inside of the bias tape from the other side. Fold the end of the bias tape over so that there is a crisp and clean edge. Then finish sewing your project.

That’s all there is to it! Now you can add piping to all of your sewing patterns. This is a great way to make beginner sewing projects a little fancier! Sewing is an amazing process and I have never regretted the time I have dedicated to learning new sewing techniques like how to sew piping the easy way. I know you won’t regret learning either because there are so many applications for using piping!