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Better Piping: Grade to Reduce Bulk
When you pipe a garment’s edge, you build up six layers of fabric: the outer garment layer and its seam allowance, the piping’s two seam allowances, and the facing or lining layer and its seam allowance. All of those layers add a lot of bulk, even in thin fabrics.
In this Threads Essential Techniques video, we demonstrate how to reduce seam allowance bulk in piped seams. This easy-to-follow grading technique will help create smooth piping details.
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