Thursday, March 3, 2011

✂ Designer's Tip of The Day-Bias Binding

Back to Basics! Bias Binding-
Fold ready-made double-fold bias binding tape in half to enclose the fabric's raw edges.
Pin in place or baste if preferred.

Sew through all layers with a straight stitch, keeping close to the binding edge.

Look at the reverse side to check that the tape is sewn down all along the edge.

Bias Binding gives a neat and strong finish to an edge. The bias nature of the tape allows it to curve over a shaped edge without wrinkling.  Use it on seams, hems, or use a contrast color or print as a decorative finish.

Source: The Dressmaker's Technique Bible by Lorna Knight.

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