# How do you measure cording?

Once the needed length of cording is measured, you need to determine the width of the fabric strips that’ll wrap around it. Wrap a measuring tape around the cording to determine its circumference. Add double the seam allowance measurement (for 5/8″ seam allowances, you’d add 1¼”), plus 1/8″ for fabric ease.

Fabric-wrapped cording is often used to accent or finish seams, to give seams added strength and to add a decorative touch. Contrast cording, double welting and jumbo cording is also used to add a decorator look to slip covers, bedspreads, pillows, window treatments and tablecloth hems.

Beside above, how do you make bias binding? Two ways to make bias binding

1. Cut lots of individual strips of fabric on the bias. Discard all the edge pieces which are too short.
2. Turn a large square of fabric into one long strip and avoid the fiddly stuff with very little waste. (Sounds like my favorite option.)

Subsequently, one may also ask, how much fabric do I need for bias cording?

The above chart walks you through a few different ways to calculate your fabric. Example: 360″ of bias x 4 1/2″ wide = 1620 ÷ 42″ wide fabric = 38.57″ ÷ 36 = 1.07 yards of fabric. 220″ of bias x 3″ wide = 660 / 42″ wide fabric = 15.72″ / 36 = 0.436 yards.

How do you attach cording to a pillow?

Sew the cording onto the pillow face. Leave about 3″ of cording loose, then start sewing the cording onto the right side of the face fabric at the bottom center using a zipper foot. Clip the cording seam allowance at the corners, and ease cording in around the corners.

### Can you make piping not on the bias?

You can cut straight strips of fabric for your piping, but today we’re going to show you how to cut on the bias. 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.

### 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.

### What is Upholstery piping?

Upholstery piping is found on a variety of sewing projects, from small pillows to couches. It’s the border of fabric that’s stitched to the edges of upholstery, often in a contrasting color. Within the fabric is a length of cord known as filler cord, welting, twist cord, or piping cord.

### How do you pipe edge a cushion?

Use your zipper foot to straight stitch around the edge of the piping. When you get to the corners, lower the needle and lift the foot to turn the cushion panel making it easier to sew in a curve. Snip into the piping cord’s seam allowance to help the piping cord lie flat.

### How do I calculate how much fabric I need for piping?

To figure that out follow these simple calculations: Measure the width of the fabric minus the unusable selvage edges. Divide the total length of the fabric strip needed by the usable width of the fabric. To determine the amount of fabric yardage needed divide the number of strips needed by the strip width measurement.

### What is piping cord?

Piping cord is a thin, round cotton “rope” made especially for sewing. Or, if you want your piping to exactly match the the rest of your project (often the choice for cushion covers and upholstery), you can buy just the cord and cut your own bias strip out of your fabric.