One of the things I noticed when I started my journey of learning to sew, I noticed that the best things were made by people who made their own piping and their own bias tape, rather than trying to find "matching trim". The trim matches the projects so well and the whole project ends up looking far better. The only problem? I had no idea how to make my own piping or bias tape.
Well, I didn't let that stop me and I am proud to show you the cat pillow I trimmed with my own home-made piping. It was much easier to make piping that I anticipated and, if you're even the least bit interested, I encourage you to try to it yourself. I used the same fabric I used for the back of the pillow. All you do is cut a strip of material roughly 2" wide and as long as you need it to be (I connected strips to get the length I needed) and then you simply sew the "rope" inside the fabric. It is that easy.
So, here is my cat pillow...as you can see, the cat really likes it. (He does like it, really, he just doesn't like the paparazzi.)