Upholstery cording

(also known as ‘welt’ or ‘piping’) adds a nice clean finish to sofa cushions, pillows or a chair restoration project. This video shows you how to make your own cording using your home sewing machine and a zipper foot.

Learn about three handy tips for sewing smooth cording:

  1. stitch strips together on the bias
  2. use braided welt cording
  3. stitch as close as possible to the cording

It can feel like a challenge to sew around corners on your upholstery cushion. Watch the video below to get helpful tips for sewing around corners with cording when making a cushion, plus learn two ways to cut welt for upholstery, and the pros & cons of each.

Need design inspiration for new cushions? Check out this post for fresh ideas for different styles of cushions.

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