Tutorial: Paspelband einnähen
Hello my dears! Today there is again a tutorial for you from dear Jessica from the blog Kreativ im Pott. After I showed you a few weeks ago how you can sew a circumferential piping, today I will go back to the topic of “sewing in piping” with lots of tips and tricks for beginners. Have lots of fun with it!
Tutorial: sewing in piping tape
I think piping bands are great! These decorative strips in the seams round off a textile in the truest sense of the word and make it an eye-catcher in a subtle way. They are now available in all colors and made from a wide variety of materials. Whether made of cotton, synthetic leather or velvet, in pastel or neon colors, there are hardly any limits to creativity.
What does a sewn-in piping tape look like? Here are a few examples for you:
Sewing examples with piping from left to right: picture 1: silver-colored synthetic leather piping on the hood // picture 2: pink velvet piping on the tunic #Carla von Freuleins // picture 3: dark blue satin piping along the neckline and the yoke of the dress #Dira von Prülla & Mira-kleine Very large seam // Photo 4: Gray piping on a pillow
What is a piping tape or a piping tape?
This band consists of a lengthwise folded band with a narrow cord in the middle. If you want to make your own ribbon, you can do it yourself with the fabric you want. There are countless examples of this on the Internet, e.g. at Hamburger Liebe.
But how is piping tape sewn in?
The piping is carried along when the seam of a garment is closed, so that the breaking edge of the strip is visible from the outside as a small bead that emphasizes the seam line.
Today I would like to explain to you in words and pictures how you can sew in such a decorative ribbon even as a beginner.
What do you need
Cut pieces of fabric (whether the side parts of your pillow case or the hood sides – inside and outside, as with a hoodie), pay attention to accurate cut edges!
Piping tape / piping tape
Wonderclips (indispensable when processing artificial leather, SnapPap, because fixing with pins permanently leaves unsightly holes) or pins
Zipper foot for your sewing machine
Here we go! Since I have made the experience that sooner or later the upper layer of fabric tends to “pile up” under the zipper foot and unattractive folds are sewn in, I sew the tape in two steps.
1st step: First pin the piping tape on a layer of fabric and sew it
Since the bead of the tape will later emphasize the seam lines of the break edge, you put this “inward”, i.e. H. the open edge of the tape is placed flush with the edge of the fabric. The fabric is sewn with the piping tape with the zipper foot (needle position on the left) and a straight, long stitch.
2nd step: Sew layers of fabric together
When the piping tape has turned one half of the cushion cover, the other half is placed right sides together over it and pinned. If you have sewn in a zipper, leave it open so that you can later pull the cover inside out through this opening! Now sew along the bead with the zipper foot (needle position on the left) and a straight stitch. You can feel it wonderfully with both index fingers. When sewing, push the piping tape with your left index finger in the direction of your feet so that it cannot slip away. It gets a bit difficult in the corners.
To do this, I creased the piping tape and fixed the crease right-aligned on the edge of the fabric and sewn it on.
3rd step: Overcast seams with a zigzag stitch or with the overlock machine
Last but not least, the edges are serged with the overlock. If you want to save time or do not have an overlock machine, you can clean the seams with an elastic stitch (this is similar to that of the overlock machine)
4th step: correct errors if necessary
Since I only got a feeling for the sewing in of the piping tape in the course of my second pillow cover and the previously sewn birthday hoodie, I had to correct one and the other mistake during sewing;) So if you find that more than just the bulges of the You can see the ribbon (as shown in the picture below), pull the cushion cover back to the left, feel the bulge with your left index finger and sew again with the zipper foot as close as possible to it.
I hope you have a lot of fun sewing and maybe you will give me a short feedback on how helpful my tutorial was for you. I am always happy to receive tips and suggestions 🙂
Good luck, Jessica
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