It’s not even the frugality in me that caused me to make piping out of yarn.
Is was more of an availability issue.
This is another project that I made while we were in Denver, working on my sister’s nursery.
Sunday came around and it was time to go home that night, so it was push and shove to get the crib bumper and a few pillows made.
I was on “pillow making duty”, and I am sort of a piping-crazed person when it comes to pillows,… but there was no piping!
The turquoise trim around this pillow was a must, and we really didn’t have enough time to go to a store to buy any. I remembered a lady telling me how she made piping out of yarn to save some money, so I thought I’d give it a try. I cut a strip of some of our turquoise fabric. The fabric we used in our Color Block Curtains, and laid four rows of yarn inside of it.
Then I wrapped the material around the yarn and sewed it by placing the needle as close as possible to the yarn (it would work much better to use a zipper foot).
Here you can see that it turned out pretty good for using yarn and a strip of fabric! Next was just making the pillow and sewing the piping in.
You can find more about how to do that on this link to Sew, Mama, Sew!
So now you know, if you have one heck of a tight budget, or if you just don’t have any piping laying around and really need some, you can make it out of yarn!