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Quick Piping Tip

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Piping is a standard at L’Etoffe Fabrics. It just makes life a little bit better -

So just in case there was any piping anxiety out there I am posting just a quick piping tutorial - primarily for straight edges. Will add curves soon - when time allows. For this example I have used linen piping and denim. I used just a regular straight stitch foot and I stitched directly on the piping (going slow). If you have a half foot this is ideal, I find that piping feet that are too specialized don’t give you the control to stitch where you want to - just my experience.

  1. First, stitch the piping down to one side of your seam (red stitching) preferably adjacent to the piping stitching or closer to the piping. The point here is to give you a guide by which your final stitching will be placed.


2. Sandwich both layers of your seam together.


3. Flip over and stitch either directly over your previous stitching or a hair closer to the piping.