Bias binding is a beautiful, tidy end on your makes, concealing your uncooked edges and neatly tucking them away. It is helpful for making a neat end on seams that aren’t connected to anything and don’t have a dealing with. On this weblog submit and accompanying tutorial video, I’ll be displaying you tips on how to sew your bias binding to the neckline and armholes of our Skye sundress stitching sample. However this tutorial will apply to any garment the place you could sew with single fold bias binding – woo!
For Skye you wish to search for a 10-13mm (1/8-1/2in) huge single fold bias binding, roughly 20-26mm when folded flat, if you wish to purchase it pre-made, or a light-weight cotton if you wish to make your individual. If in case you have some pretty appropriate cloth scraps calling your identify, discover ways to make your individual bias binding with our step-by-step tutorial and video.
Along with your bias binding prepared, let’s get into the tutorial…
Take the folded bias binding and begin on the shoulder seam or underarm seam if you happen to’re attaching bias binding to an armhole. Go away 10-20mm (3/8-3/4 inch) of binding overshooting the place to begin.
Open one aspect of the folded bias binding and pin in place all the best way across the uncooked fringe of your garment, proper sides collectively. If in case you have keep stitching make sure that the binding fold is simply previous the keep stitching so it’s hidden when stitched.
Pin the binding ends collectively and trim the surplus. Sew the binding ends collectively, trim the seam allowances and press them open. Pin the remaining binding to the uncooked edge.
Sew the binding to your garment, with the needle within the channel of the fold closest to the sting.
Trim the seam allowances barely, being cautious NOT to trim the binding. Clip into the tightest curves to assist them sit flat as soon as the binding is turned inside.
Press the bias binding and seam allowances away from the bodice and under-stitch. Don’t neglect to take a look at our tutorial on under-stitching for extra info and steerage.
Press the binding to the within of the bodice, rolling the seam line barely so the binding isn’t seen on the surface. Pin the within fold of binding to the within of the bodice.
Edgestitch the binding to you garment, near the within fold and provides your completed bias binding a press.
And there you go, a beautiful neat bias binding end, that includes our Skye sundress stitching sample! Bias binding could be a actually satisfying stitching activity and I hope this tutorial lets you really feel extra assured together with your stitching mission.
Writer: Nikki Hoar & Abi Dyson
Pictures & Video: Abi Dyson