I love the simplicity and earthiness of linen, and adding a punch of color is really fun. (See, also, these napkins.) In this post, I’ll go over how to make a piped pillow cover with rounded edges (and square pillow form) and envelope back. We’ll go over the other pillows in the coming weeks.
This tutorial shows you how to make piping from bias tape and cording. Why would you do this? Well in the instance of this tutorial, I wanted piping but didn’t have time to trek to the store. I happened to have some bias tape that matched and also some piping cording. But there are also many instances where notions stores don’t stock piping in all of the colors that they have bias tape in, so I use the bias tape to make the piping I want. To learn how to make piping from scratch using a fabric of your choice,…
Piping adds such a beautiful touch to your projects. Making your own custom piping is really snazzy! We have a tutorial for making the piping here. This tutorial will show you how to join the ends for a nearly seamless finish. (This is example is part of a bolster pillow. That project can be found here.)
Pillows are a great way to spruce up your home. They add a warm, inviting touch and a comforting place to rest. But, boy, can they be expensive to buy. As sewers, we are lucky enough to make our own decor items, and we can make them just how we want them. Pillows can be incredibly basic, or they can use pieced fabric design and fancy trims. This tutorial discusses adding rope lip cord and piping as trims to your pillows.
Sure, it’s easier to buy store-bought piping, but how often do you have trouble finding piping that matches just right? Plus, homemade piping made out of the fabric you’re using adds extra pizazz and looks professional. It takes a little more time, but it’s worth it.