How To Sew An Hidden Bias Binding On A Neckline, Sleeve Hem …🪡


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Cut a strip of bias 20cm longer than you need.

Open out one of the folds of the binding and line it up with the raw edge of your garment at the neckline, hem… right side of the binding facing right side of the main fabric.

A – Pin at 10 cm from the beginning of the binding until 10cm before the end.

B – Use a seam allowance equal to 1/4 of the width of your bias binding when sewing. For example, if your bias binding has a finished width of 2cm (which opens up to 4cm), sew it using a 0.5cm seam allowance.

C – When you reach the edge where you started, join the 2 ends of the bias tape by folding the left side of the bias tape vertically, while the right side goes over the left side at a right angle, right sides together. Pin as shown in the illustration, sew, and then trim the excess fabric. Continue pinning the bias tape.

D – Fold the bias tape inward twice so that it wraps around the raw seam.

E – Pin into place and topstitch the finished edge of the binding in place from the wrong side so you make sure you’re catching the edge of the binding as you go.

F – If desired, you have the option to topstitch along the very edge of the fabric from the right side.


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