How to make -
A Piped Cushion
zipped in a plain or patterned fabric
Materials
  • - Fabric
  • - Thread
  • - Zip (std NOT concealed)
  • - Cushion Pad
  • - Piping Cord
  • Tools
  • - Sewing Machine
  • - Zip Foot
  • - Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
  • - Cushion Template
  • Step 4: Cut the Piping Fabric

    CUT THE PIPING STRIPS

    • Mark and cut out 5cm wide strips at an angle 45 degrees across the fabric roll.
    • The longer the strips the better to avoid joins.
    • Put a pin in the bottom right side of each strip (so you can ensure the direction of the fabric grain is right when joining strips).
    This video shows you
    • Why we cut at 45deg across the grain.
    • How to layout and mark your piping strips.
    • How to cut your piping strips.

    FAQs

    Cutting the strips at 45 deg to the grain is best practice as it allows the fabric to stretch when bending the piping around a tight corner. That said you can cut straight strips with the grain. It will work and uses less fabric.

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