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Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress

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How to Make Piping

Christine Haynes

Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress

Christine Haynes

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Lesson Info

11. How to Make Piping

Lesson Info

How to Make Piping

So now we're gonna learn how to make piping piping can be used for either of you, a or of you be in the waistband seems I show it in the diagrams for view be but it's entirely optional. You can either leave it off of you be altogether or you can also optionally add it for view, a to make piping we need courting and we need a piece of bias strip so in the pattern for the silver dress, there are pattern pieces for the piping. I'm just using a small piece here to demonstrate how to make the piping. We also need the courting that's going to go inside the piping, the courting khun b, more or less any thickness that you like. I do say in the instructions that it should be around quarter inch to three eighths because of its too thick. It won't fit the fabric size for the bias strip, and it also will just be too big you might have seen, like on pillows or on a couch piping around the edges, that's significantly bigger, but on a garment you wanted to be a little bit more of a fine piping, so th...

is is my cotton courting I prefer to use a cotton instead of a synthetic, but the downside of that is that the ends here could sort of see they tend to unravel, so before we actually start working with it, we're going toe put a little bit of tape there so that it can unravel beyond that point, so we're going to tape that end doesn't have to be perfect it's just to keep it from going beyond, and then I'm going to measure out the piping according to be a little bit longer than the piece that I'm using so you can see on this and it's going to go beyond and then I'm gonna make sure that it looks just like that on the other side, someone cut it to be a little bit longer and then I'm just going to tape that end again to just make sure it doesn't fray or unravel at that point groups actually taped it to my table. So now that we have the courting and we have the bias trip, we need to sew this together. What were essentially doing is wrapping the courting inside the bias piece itself. We want to stitch as close to the courting as possible so that this part stays nice and tight and it just becomes like regular piping and this becomes what it's going to be sewn into the theme allowance first I need to pin it in place we're gonna pin the layers together to keep the courting in place, simply gonna fold it over and line up the raw edges and pin through all of the layers I like to pin close to the cording to sort of keep it tight and secure and because I'm going to be sewing with, according on my left eye, like the head of the pin facing me, so you're just sort of sandwiching it in there and keeping the courting in the center, so lining up the edges first pushing according to the center and pinning it in place so the waistband has piping in both the seam for view be between the bodies and the waistband, as well as between the way span and the skirt. So there's actually kind of a lot of piping to make you can absolutely use store about piping if you prefer, um, there's some actually some really beautiful piping out there with fun prints and bingham's and liberty so it's okay, if you decide not to make your own but there's something satisfying about having made it as well, especially if you want to use matching fabric, I'm choosing to use a contrast so that you can see it really clearly on camera, but if you want to have it match the fabric that you're using for the rest of the dress, then great weight and just make it yourself alright, so we're pinned all the way here and now we're going to so and I have switched to my regular zipper foot so that I can stitch closely to my piping or to my courting when you use a regular such links for this a two point five and I like to back stitch this part just to make sure that it's not going to come unraveled while I'm working with it. This could be a little bit tricky. I like to hold the cord as I'm working with it just to support it as it starts to go through because a zipper foot doesn't have a lot of support to the left because it's going to only be that little skinny bit to the right, so I'm going toe hold with my left hand the actual court as it comes out, and then hold a little bit taut with my right hand as it goes through the machine and you can see here on the stitch that it's right up against the courting, so it makes it really nice and tight and that's what we're after the time in the back seat. So here is the actual piping them all made up. You can see the stitch right up against the courting and it's already to get pinned and inserted into the waistband.

Class Description

Add advanced techniques to your sewing skill-set without worrying about ruining fabric and wasting money in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.

Every purchase includes an easy-to-use, printable PDF version of the Sylvie Dress pattern.

Christine makes vintage-inspired patterns for the modern seamstress and in this class she’ll guide you step-by-step through the dressmaking process. You’ll learn how to:

  • Make a variety of darts, the correct way
  • Incorporate an invisible zipper 
  • Line up a lot of intersecting seams
  • Create both views of the pattern

In this class, you’ll have the maker of the pattern talking you through best practices and offering expert tips on tailoring it to your preferences. You’ll also get insights on choosing the best size for your measurements.

Don't waste time working on something that won't ultimately look right, learn the best way to follow a pattern and make sophisticated dress in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.

Class Materials

Bonus with Purchase

Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Instructions.pdf

Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Pattern.pdf

Christine Haynes - Supply List.pdf

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Esther Gonzalez

Great lessons, very detailed and explained clearly. Patterns are easy to work with. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves sewing or is even new to sewing because it won't leave you confused

Maureen Nevers

I loved Christine's clear, pleasant style of instruction. Unfortunately I had to stop watching 1/2 way through - is there really a dog barking in the background through the whole video recording?! Even if I could tune it out (it was pretty faint mostly), my 2 cocker spaniels were not fooled! Perhaps I'll try to resume watching with headphones ... Wish that had been addressed at the time of recording or editing, though 😐

Chelvy Braggs