Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

piping a cushion

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • piping a cushion

    looking for time saving methods, does anyone make up piping then sew onto cushion front or do it all in one go ?
    i would be grateful for any feedback
    love the forum hopefully with more experince i can answer some queries ( in my dreams ) :P

  • #2
    Re: piping a cushion

    Hello LSS
    When I make piped cushions I make and put my piping onto the cushion all in one go.
    I wrap the bias strip around the piping cord and sew quite close to the piping whilst attaching to the cushion in one opertaion.Don't sew too close as when putting right sides together sew from the piped side then you can get in even closer so your first row of stitching is not visible.
    Hope that all makes sense.
    Kindest Regards

    Penny

    Denton Drapes

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: piping a cushion

      Hi

      Do you use a piping foot Penny?

      I do the same but use a piping foot and put the piping on one side of the cushion cover (side without zip) and then sew the otherside to it, hate sewing the piping to the zip, always start there and usually ending doing it a few times till I am happy with it, very rare does it go straight on for me. I have tried changing the foot to a zip foot.

      Is there a knack to it?

      Kathy
      K W Designs
      Bournemouth

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: piping a cushion

        Morning Kathy
        I use the zip foot on my industrial machine, and sew on to the zip side.With this foot I can get in really close when attaching the two layers all together,but make sure you sew from the piping side so you can see your 1st line of stitching and sew inside this row of stitching.
        This is how I was trained at college in garment manufacture a long time ago.
        Kindest Regards

        Penny

        Denton Drapes

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: piping a cushion

          hi penny
          thanks for your reply, most helpful i was about to ask about the piping foot also!
          what seam allowance would you use on a cushion ?
          regards
          LSS

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: piping a cushion

            Hi LSS
            The seam allowance is usually determined by the size of cord you use and how wide the piping is cut.
            I cut my cushions the same size as the cushion, then cut my piping 4.5cms wide then I wrap this around a 3mm netted cord.
            This usually give me a seam allowance of about 1.5cms. I wouldn't go any narrower than this and on thicker fabrics would cut my piping wider.
            When the cushion is made up it a about a 2.5-3cms smaller than the size of the cushion which when inserted into the cover gives a plump look. Don't forget to overlock or zigzag the edges of each side before sewing together.
            Hope this makes sense.
            Kindest Regards

            Penny

            Denton Drapes

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: piping a cushion

              HI Penny

              This maybe a dumb quetsion I always zig zag or overlock the edges when the cushion is together, is it better to do it seperately before or does it may no difference?

              Kathy
              K W Designs
              Bournemouth

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: piping a cushion

                Hi Kathy
                I always do them seperately purely from habit but it also makes it easier to unpick if they have not gone quite right.
                Kindest Regards

                Penny

                Denton Drapes

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: piping a cushion

                  And also it makes it easier to put thru my overlocker not so many thicknesses to deal with.
                  I just my personnal preference.
                  Kindest Regards

                  Penny

                  Denton Drapes

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: piping a cushion

                    I overlock separately the raw edges of the seam which is to have the zip in it, a la Maureen Whitemore, and then overlock the other sides together after finishing the cushion.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: piping a cushion

                      I do this the same way as angie. Although I always have trouble getting close enough to the corners with my overlocker. I hate snipping the corners off because it interupts the neat overlocking stitiches.
                      Kim

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: piping a cushion

                        Can I hijack this post?

                        I am about to make my first gussetted piped cushion. Can you tell me what seam allowance to use if any, am tempted to cut the fabric same size as the cushion.

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X