How to Make a Piped Cushion Cover with a Zipper Opening
Sew along the stitching line of the piping, moving your sewing machine needle over a little to get as close as possible. Turn the cushion panels over and sew the second side of the zipper along the edge of the cushion panel without the piping.
Why is piping used on cushion covers?
The most common term for cording on pillows is piping, but whatever you call it, the end result is that the product improves seam durability and overall pillow strength. Trim your cushions and pillows with a matching or complementary fabric.
What size piping is best for cushions?
A continuous length of piping 5cm longer than the perimeter of the cushion pad is required to make the cushion. For example, a 46cmx46cm cushion pad requires a piping length of 189cm. You will also need a strip of fabric 5cm wide and the length of the piping cord (it may require joins).
How do you sew a zipper pull?
Start by basting the seam where the zipper will go, then backstitch at the bottom of the zipper length and continue stitching with a regular stitch length. Press the seam open flat. Place the zipper face down over the seam, teeth aligned with the seamline.
Do you need a zipper foot to sew a zipper?
No, zipper feet are useful for sewing zippers, but they aren’t required; before zipper feet became popular, sewers figured out how to sew zippers with a regular foot, and many still do today.