A New Trick

September 15, 2006

Don’t let them tell you that an old dog can’t learn a new trick. Because I did just that this week; I learned a new trick. Look at this:


One bias strip about 2 inches wide, one piece of cording. The cord is about twice as long as the bias strip.


Wrap the bias strip around one end of the cord with the right sides together.


Sew across the end of the bias strip near the center of the cord and sew down the length of the bias strip. Don’t snug the needle tight against the cord. Leave about 1/4 inch space. Trim the seam allowance to about 1/4 inch.


Push the bias strip toward the opposite end of the cord, turning the strip right side out.


Viola, piping with no seam allowance!


It can now be knotted, twisted, turned or laid straight and stitched in place. How cool is that?!

Have a great weekend!



  1. Absolutely Cool, Deb! Great idea and thanks for sharing.

  2. These cords ARE cool. I used to make them for trim on the “wearable art” stuff that I made. Sometimes they’re a bear to turn though. Depends on the fabric, I think.

  3. Very, very cool!!

  4. Very interesting! Have to try it somtime.

  5. Sounds cool, maybe I will give it a try.

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