Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Piping - you can do it!

Hands up if you have ever breathed a sigh of relief when piping is described as "optional". Until recently, piping has seemed like a giant, stressy pain that is best avoided. Little did I know that actually, it's not that bad, especially if you have a tutorial to hand.
So I wrote one. It's over on The Daily Stitch, where I used the piping to make a Super Tote with Bark and Branch canvas.
I love this bag, and I can't wait to snaffle it back from Annie so that I can load it up with all my essentials (you know: books, phone, keys, giant tin of chocolate biscuits...).

8 comments:

  1. Nice fabric choices on the tote! And I just battled a whole bunch of piping. Don't know why I was ever so afraid. :) Although, I can be lazy so if it was "optional" I just may still leave it out. lol And chocolate…that's what I'm leaving out of my purse. I knew I was missing something! ;)

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  2. Did you put the zipper in? I couldn't get my head round the instructions so skipped that part!

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  3. Lovely bag and great piping tute over at the village haberdashery. I also have that collage print in yellow, as well as some bark and branch canvas in taupe to make myself a bag once things get a bit less hectic around here!

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  4. Phew, I had a horrible feeling it might be bagpipes from the title ;o) I have to admit to throwing in some wundaweb in to hold that cord in place!

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  5. I saw this you clever sausage...love the tote!!

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  6. YES! I, too, am a new lover of piping. So easy. Not sure why I avoided it all my life!

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  7. Looks like the perfect size or that giant tin of chocolate biscuits. Might even be able to fit in sone boxes of chocolates with it :)

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thanks for making my day!