So, I can be pretty cheap. Luckily I’m also thrifty and creative, so it can work out pretty well. Like today when I was working on a pillow cover and decided it would look better with piping, but had none on hand, I had to come up with a way to make piping. I didn’t really want to go to the only fabric store in our city to find out whether or not they had piping cord to make my own, so I used my thrifty ways to come up with a plan with what I had on hand. My supplies?
Chunky yarn and bias tape!
The yarn’s been sitting around for a long time (since the days when I crocheted more), and I had a pile of brown bias tape for some reason.
First I cut the bias tape down the centre, ironed it out, and placed the yarn inside.
Then I sewed right alongside the yarn…
And ta da! Piping! The yarn’s a little softer than piping cord, perhaps, but it should work just fine for my purposes.
How easy is that? And I didn’t even have to buy anything! Score!