How to make no-sew piping

How to make perfect no-sew piping so that your stitches won't show on the finished piping. Ah ha moment!

In this tutorial, Anne from Serial Bag Makers explains how to make ‘no-sew’ piping. Adding piping to your bags also adds a certain – je ne sais quoi, as well as adding strength, shape and stability. For a lot of people, sewing with piping is something they have on their wishlist but are afraid to tackle. In truth, it can be a little fiddly.

You can buy premade piping or you can make your own. Making your own gives you a lot more options in terms of size and fabric choice. But with both of these, you still will see the stitches when your sewing is not absolutely perfect.

Deep joy, because with this no-sew piping technique, even if your final work is not ideal, you will not see any stitches, since there will be no stitches to see! If you’re new to piping or struggle with it, this tutorial will help you create some beautiful piping with little fuss.

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Find the full no-sew piping tutorial here