The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 5: Recover an Old Pillow with Handmade Corded Piping


Oh my gosh, I am such a sewing geek.

Seriously? Five posts on bias tape?

But it’s so much fun and now that I’m pretty sure you’re addicted too, let’s bring our bias tape to a whole new level today and make our own custom…



So gather up some cotton clothesline, your fun fabrics and head on over to my post at eHow this morning to learn how to make your own corded piping AND how to make new summer pillows with it.

(You might even win some bias tape while you’re at it, just leave a comment and your name will be entered into the hat to win some bias tape on Saturday, June 14)


Congratulations to today’s bias tape winner:

Tamika from over at Clouds Full of Rain

You can email your address to me at and I’ll send it as soon as possible.

Just a reminder…..

I’ve been having fun creating a new BurdaStyle web seminar for you,

Secret Ways to Make Your Sewing Blog a Success


I hope you’ll be able to join us this Thursday, June 5 at 11:00 EST. If you aren’t able to be there for the live version, that’s OK you can still sign up and get the recorded seminar.

Click here to sign up, I’d love to have you there.

Enjoy your weekend!


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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24 Responses to The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 5: Recover an Old Pillow with Handmade Corded Piping

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love it! You can tutor me on our walks! lol

  2. Anonymous says:

    Homemade bias tape prints & colors are endless……thanks for the great tutorial!!!!

  3. Karen says:

    Oops!!!! Forgot to add my name… homemade bias tape, prints & colors.

  4. Simona says:

    ❤️so cute! I love using self made bias tape too! Tend to replace facings in My garments with bias tape all the time. 😉

  5. CJ Pillow says:

    I love the idea of creating my own bias tape.

  6. Leslee says:

    I love the many uses of bias tape. I have just found a dish towel that really has seen better days. There is one section that is just begging not to be put in the scrap pile. Found some fun fabric to make some bias tape to help the dish towel live another day! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  7. Jerri Wedam says:

    Your blog is the most real and helpful blog that I have ever come across. I hope your creative juices never fail!

  8. katy o says:

    I love the colorful patterned bias tape.

  9. Always love to see what you’re up to next…when I have time to check in….Love the bias tape ideas!! Never could find the colors I wanted in the store but never even thought to make my own!!
    Thanks again, Christine

  10. Love it! I once used bias tape to make piping, was never sure if it was “okay” to do so, it was just for an apron so it didn’t really matter but did always wonder whether It would be good for other projects. great tutorial 🙂

  11. onel says:

    The pillows look so beautiful and colorful with the corded fabric around! Thank you so much for the clear tutorial!

  12. Sharon Porter says:

    Wow! I just got a bias strip maker set and here you are to show me how to use it! Thank, Beth!

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