Today I added the fabulous piping I made to the cushion cover (instructions on how make piping is here), I made the ties & cut out the backing.
So I started with cutting my top piece of selvedge fabric & bottom gingham piece to the required size. My cushion insert is 46cm x 46cm - I cut them to 48cm x 48cm to allow for margin & a snug, taunt fit.
An iron on pellon was added to the gingham as it's a very light weight fabric
Cut 4 ties - 6cm x 50cm. I added an interfacing so they will sit up a bit when tied in a bow
Start at the back of the cushion and pin the outer edge of the piping to the matching edge of the top fabrics right side
Pin all the way, making the corners rounded as you go.
When back to the start, overlap the piping so it does a bit of a criss cross. make sure that both ends will not be seen when sewn. Pin. This is the easiest way to end piping but definitely not the only way (or the neatest!). But as this is my first piping attempt I'm trying not to over complicate things.
Get out your new best friend, the zipper foot, and attach it to your machine.
Sew around the piping on top of your original seam.
When finished, trim & clip your corners.
Fold over your 4 tie pieces and sew down one edge with a straight stitch, leaving one end open & the other end sewn across. I have finished on a diagonal, but it's completely up to you.
Turn the ties in the right way and press
So now all I have to do is add the invisible zip into the seam and sew it all together. Watch out for the final part to this detailed tutorial very soon!