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.