Saturday, March 5, 2011

Skinny Cording

Just a quick post on making skinny cording to use as loops for corset back dress.  Cut a 2" strip of fabric on the bias.  Fold in half lengthwise with right sides together.  You will sew with the fold toward the machine and the raw edges on the left.  It is very important to start sewing about 1/2' from the fold and then narrow to the width you want the finish cord.  Here's picture of what it will look like:

If you need to join two pieces together, seam on the diagonal, stitch close to the first stitching and then trim very close.

Thread a needle with some heavy duty thread and take a few stitches through both layers where you started sewing.  Replace the regular needle with a tapestry or other dull needle, tie a knot to hold the thread onto the needle, and slide the needle through the opening turning the cording right side out.

Press and you are finished!

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  1. Great tutorial! I was a fashion designer for years...I have fallen out of practice with my sewing skills...I am stopping by and following from TGC friday hop!
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  2. You make it look so easy I just might give it a try! Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Thanks for the tutorial & thanks for visiting my blog!


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