Age: 12-14 Years

Piping is closely associated with the foregoing lesson.

1. The material is cut so that the stretching quality of the bias or cross may allow the cord to lie without puckering the piping.

2. Curved edges and seams are finished in a strong, beautiful way.


Ordinary string, staycord, any round, thickish compact thread may be used, as this rib which is encased in the cross-way material, protects and beautifies.

Place a 1/2-inch cord, 1/4 inch from the top edge of the wrong side of the cross strip of material; fold this edge over the cord and tack closely under the roll (Diag. 83).

Place the piping downwards on to the right side of garment, about 1/4 inch from the edge.

Note that the top corner of the cross strip is at least 1/4 inch from the edge of the garment.

Back stitch close up to the cording (Diag. 83A).

Flatten out the cord to the right side.

Where the garment is not to be lined, the outer raw edge should be folded in and hemmed down (Diag. 83B).

Method 99Method 100Method 101

Diag. 83.

Diag. 83A.

Diag. 83B.