Futhermore, what is the difference between piping and cording? In terms of features, welting or piping is a fabric-covered cord that is sewn with a fabric lip to insert between pieces. It is made of bias-cut upholstery fabric and is usually used on the edges of arm rests and seat cushions. Cording is an undecorated circular cord in its original form.
Along, how do you sew piping without a piping foot?
To make the cushion we need a continuous length of piping 5cm longer than the perimeter of the cushion pad . eg: A 46cmx46cm cushion pad requires a length of piping 189cm long. You will need a a strip of fabric 5cm wide and the length of the piping cord (it may need joins).
The foot on the left is a zipper foot. Most sewing machines come with a zipper foot. This can be used to put in piping, so no additional feet are needed. But if you're willing to invest a few dollars, you can get a piping foot (shown on the right), and adding piping becomes simple.
Cutting along the bias makes your piping take curves easier and, in general, provides an overall cleaner look than straight cut piping. Also, fabric cut on the bias doesn't fray. Using a rotary cutter, cutting mat and acrylic ruler makes the process of cutting your bias strips quick and easy.
The first step to determine how much fabric you're going to need for custom piping is to determine how much piping you'll need. You'll want to know the measurement of the perimeter of your project. Then add a little extra, just to be on the safe side. This is the amount of piping cord you will order.
If ready made piping is not available or if you just want to make your own, the piping foot is ideal for the job. The piping foot is designed with two grooves on the underside and will hold and cover the cord when making piping tape. It can also be used for attaching piping.