Adding Piping to Dining Room Chairs is Easier Than You Think!

Here is how I added piping to my dining room chairs for a more finished, professional look. You don't even have to sew if you don't want to. I'll show you both ways! Here's a peek at the sew method. For full details and the no-sew method, follow the link to my bloggity blog.
Piping adds a beautiful, finished look.
Cut your strips two inches wide and sew together end to end, right sides together, to create one long strip.
Fold over cotton cording and sew.
Hot glue finished piping in place.
Ooh la la pretty!
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  • Blu11760039 Blu11760039 on Sep 12, 2016
    My covered cushion hangs over the chair How and where do I place the piping?

  • Teddymom Teddymom on Apr 16, 2017
    Can you share your source for this fabric? I'd love to find some.
    Thanks in advance.

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  • Camille Carlin Camille Carlin on Jul 16, 2014
    Looks very finished. I studied your piece of fabric and it looks like it was cut on the bias. Do you have a trick for doing that and making it simple. I would love to hear it was not cut on the bias???? Thanks.

    • @Camille Carlin You will love my answer then...I have been sewing since I was 12 and I never pay attention to the bias! I think it may be more important if you were making clothing, but for covering dining room chairs and making piping, I don't think it matters. :)

  • Camille Carlin Camille Carlin on Jul 17, 2014
    Yes, I love your answer. I was thinking you might need bias to make the curve but you have proved it's not needed. The piping makes so much difference in making a professional looking cushion. Thanks for your creativity and sharing.