How to Put the Piping into Your Bag

8 Jun

I am not sure if this is how others do this or whether I have one step extra in the whole process but because the oilcloth is thick and the piping even thicker  –  stabilizing the piping by means of pins or paper clips is a bit tricky.  So I tend to  sew the piping onto one edge of the front and back face of the bag before sewing the bag pieces together.

Like this:

Place raw edges together, leave 2.5cm free off piping at the top, sew through piping and then sew as close to the piping as possible all the way around the bag.

Leave a 2.5cm space at the top of the other side and sew through the piping again, as seen below. Do clip the piping around the rounded corners of the bag, this helps to stop it puckering and creasing.

Now you are ready to put the centre panel into your bag, right sides and all raw edges together.

Now repeat the piping steps for the other bag face and then add this to the centre panel.

My finished bag now looks like this:

Do you like it?  If I can help further with any of these instructions please feel free to comment or email me with questions.

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2 Responses to “How to Put the Piping into Your Bag”

  1. PengPeng June 9, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    i love it !!! thanks dianna that’s lovely. i can’t wait to try it out (my intentions are working faster than my hands)

    xx

  2. Rosemary Rush June 10, 2011 at 3:39 am #

    Well done Dides . The problem with the oilcloth is that it has no bias so you are doing it the only way possible . Are you clipping the corners? Love MOM

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