In our Children's Ribbons – Dots and Stripes section, your myfabrics.co.uk team offers high-quality bias binding and also edging to neatly and attractively serge your sewing projects. But you will also find really smart piping trim for children. Piping trim is ideal for embellishing sewing projects, such as cushions or bags.
This is where piping trim serves to attractively close a seam, although it isn't recommended when edging a seam. It is incorporated within the seam and thus is solely intended as an embellishment. Our piping trim is available in a flat piping variant, i.e.: half of the strip is folded so as to create a workable edge. It is this edge that is particularly good when working with upholstery, cushions and bags. Since our children's piping trim is made from 100% cotton fabric, it is not just durable, but also very flexible. So you can also use it for items of clothing. This is also how piping trim actually originated. Originally, piping strips were used to reinforce military attire. In the 19th century, piping – or, in French, passe-poil 'the bit beyond the fringe' – was used to embellish items of clothing. Its purpose was to emphasise the contours of an item of clothing. Piping was particularly popular in women's clothing. Today, piping and piping trim are more commonly found in traditional costumes. It is attached to the hem of a traditional dirndl and called a smock band. It is equally popular in country styling. Piping is also frequently used in pyjamas. Piping trim that is, for instance, used to serge sleeves can provide very stylish and elegant accentuation.