How to make -
A Piped Cushion
zipped in a plain or patterned fabric
  • - 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
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    Step 6: Attach the Piping

    The piping is joined to the front panel fabric before the zip is inserted:

    • Lay the fabric front panel face side up with the bottom of the panel where the zip will be marked with a pin.
    • Starting from the centre of the side where the zip will be, lay the piping around the perimeter of the fabric panel.
    • Position the piping so the covered cord is nearest the centre of the fabric panel and the piping seam aligns with the edge of the fabric panel.
    • Machine stitch the piping to the fabric panel. Stitching tight up against the cord (zipper foot is best).
    • Snip the corners to release tension and help bend the piping at the corners.
    • Continue stitching until the piping returns to the starting end.
    • Cut the piping so the ends butt up against each other, overlap and stitch together the piping ends.
    • Overlock or zig-zag stitch the bottom of the panel (where the zip will be).
    This video shows you
    • Where to position the piping at the cushion panel edge.
    • How to neatly pipe around a corner.
    • How to neatly join the piping ends.
    • How to overlock the bottom (zip edge) of the panel.

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