2. Starting at the halfway point on the cord, fold the bias strip around the piping cord, with the right side of fabric facing inward. 3. Stitch the end of the folded bias strip securely to the cord at the halfway point. (Reverse and sew forwards a few times - you don't want this to come undone).
6. Snip off the uncovered cord and the stitched end of the bias strip.
10. Sew the cord into the seam of a purse at the point where the cord is squashed. Don't trim the empty ends (they're needed to stop the strap from fraying).
Hey, look! You've made a corded rouleaux strap!
PPS. The fabric in this photo was designed by the uber-talented Sarah Arnett from the UK. The purse is made from scraps from her 2009 clothing range. EDITED TO ADD: I've been in contact with Sarah, and we may be seeing some yardage here soon!!! Woot!!!