Piping is a strip of fabric that is folded over a cord which is used to trim the edge of fabric. It is an embellishment that is inserted into seams to highlight the edges or style lines and can be found in furnishings, bags and clothing. For example, I have used brown leather piping to highlight the edges of the pocket on my Barbour inspired laptop bag (see picture below). Make It: Sew a Barbour Inspired Laptop Bag

Sew a Barbour Inspired Laptop Bag - Front Pocket

To learn how to add piping in to your seams see my tutorial: How to Apply Piping to Your Sewing Project

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