How to sew piping on a pillow? With the use of piping fabric or any fabric you have, you can attach it to the sides of your pillow for a more detailed look.
You could either sew it directly to the pillow or make a pillowcase.
Everyone wants to have a comfortable home, am I right? But some of us want to level up that comfortable home into a beautiful one.
Take the living room, for example.
We receive our guests in our living room. That is the first place where you talk with your visitors. You wouldn’t want your living room to look dull and boring, don’t you?
It’s time for you to level things up. Try adding piping on your pillows, and it will give a little detail on those throw pillows of yours.
Did you know, with the ideas that I am about to share with you, you could do it on your own?
Although what is piping? How to make one? Can I do it by myself?
Worry no more and prepare what you’ll need because you will embark on the journey of levelling up your soft pillows!
What Is A Piping?
Let’s first define what piping is.
According to Wikipedia, piping is a type of trim of fabric folded to form a “pipe” that one inserts into a seam that could add extra detail to your clothes, garments, pillows, and more!
Nowadays, piping has been more of an addition to the looks for your pillows and your clothes. You won’t need to throw out the old. Let’s make it look new!
What You Will Need!
So how to sew piping on a pillow? First, you will have to prepare the following materials:
- Bias tape/ strip of the chosen fabric
- 1/8 inch wide cording
- Zipper foot
- Sewing machine/ sewing kit
Step-By-Step Instructions To Sew Piping On A Pillow
Have you prepared your materials yet? Okay!
We will now go to our sewing part. Just follow these few simple steps, and you will have your throw pillows levelled up in no time!
Step #1. Cord and bias
We will first place the cord inside the bias.
Make sure that the thread is facing the wrong side of the fabric.
Attach some pins to pin the fabric into place. This will make the sewing later easier.
Step #2. Sewing the cord
The next step is we will sew the fabric with the cord.
If you have a sewing machine, attach the zipper foot.
You have to place the cord as close as you can to the needle and sew slowly.
You will have to make sure that you sew near the cord for a more defined look on the thread.
You could use a backstitch sewing technique on this one.
Step #3. Attaching to your pillow
Now that we have our piping, we will proceed with attaching it to the pillowcase.
You will need your pillowcase with this one, or you could make one right now.
In making a pillowcase, you will need two fabric pieces of the exact sizes, zipper, and fillings.
The first thing to do is place your fabric (front) on a flat surface and make sure the wrong side faces the surface.
Then pin the piping on the edges just enough for you to sew it later. After that, place another fabric (back) with the wrong side facing you and pin it to the piping.
Leave the bottom part open because this is where you will place the zipper later.
Sew the edges together, leaving the bottom part open. After sewing, you will have to attach the zipper at the bottom.
When attaching the zipper, make sure to open it slightly, and the right side was facing in.
Step #4. Filling
After sewing the zipper, it is time for you to turn your pillowcase inside out, opening the zipper.
After you have turned it out, check if there are open spaces that need repairs. If there is, repair it immediately before putting the filling in.
If there are no more problems, you can now proceed with the filling. There can be many types of fillings that one could use.
You could use polyester fiberfill, memory foam, feathers, or your old pillows.
The last step is to close the zipper.
And there out have it! Your very own throw pillow version two point O!
Make the old new again by bringing it back to life. Say goodbye to your dull living room and hello to the upgraded level.
Now you know how to sew piping on a pillow.
Did you have fun? Are you satisfied with your work? See, you can make your pillows look livelier than they were before. Let’s see those visitors impressed.
Having a creative mind and perseverance with patience is enough to make innovations a reality.