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How to sew Sunbrella Decorative Piping?

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Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
Printed Date: 29 June 2022 at 4:50am

Topic: How to sew Sunbrella Decorative Piping?
Posted By: RobertKWFL
Subject: How to sew Sunbrella Decorative Piping?
Date Posted: 14 August 2013 at 9:17am
I just used Sunbrella Decorative Piping for a cushion for the first time, and it didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. I've had good results using vinyl piping in the past. The flange on the Sunbrella piping is 3/4", but I only used a 1/2" seam allowance on the plaques and boxing, leaving the cushion a bit too small. I think I should have cut the fabric with a 3/4" seam allowance. I also had trouble getting an even stitch along the piping using the stock foot on the LSZ-1. The sunbrella piping is thicker than what I am used to. Is there a special foot I should use or a particular technique that would improve my work? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 14 August 2013 at 12:25pm
You are correct that if the flange is wider it will require changing the seam allowance. This is because you are no longer removing 1/2" all around during sewing, but instead 3/4" all around.
If the piping gets too large for the tunnel in the foot then you should skip the cording foot and use a zipper foot instead.

Best Regards,
Matt Grant

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