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Be a Crafter XD on Single-Fold Bias Binding: National Sewing Month 2013

It’s Day Nineteen of National Sewing Month! Too see the daily blog posts, projects of the day, and more National Sewing Month details, click here.

National Sewing Month 2013

Today’s National Sewing Month blog post is brought to you by Maz from Be a Crafter XD. Maz is the genius behind some of your favorite projects on AllFreeSewing. See her full project list right here.

Single-Fold Bias Binding and Lace for Neckline

Bias binding is a very common technique in sewing. While double-fold bias tape is often used for edges of quilts, placemats, bags, etc., single-fold bias tape would be used for a soft strap in a neckline and armhole when you make clothes.

How to Cut Bias Tapes:

Fold the fabric so that the edges meet to form a triangle. Decide the length and width.

Single Fold Bias

How to Join Bias Tapes:

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Place your lace to the edge of the neckline.

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Then place your bias on the lace. The right side of your bias will be placed against the right side of your fabric.

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Sew along with a straight stitch. When you sew bias binding on curves, just stretch it out and sew as you go on a straight line.

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You may need to “trim” the redundant part to get a perfect edge. Turn over and fold the bias like you see in this image.

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Fold the folded bias against the wrong side of your fabric.

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Iron if needed. Use a pin to secure it (I personally prefer hand sewed large stitches to pins for this part; just use a different color thread and remove it later).

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Sew a straight line on the right side, very close to the seam line but try not to sew over it.

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When you are done, this is the back of your neckline.

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A little tip for a V-neckline,

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Deal with the V corner at the back. Here’s the front when you finish.

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It’s an easy way to create a vintage look!

Remember to check out Maz’s amazing blog, Be a Crafter XD for more inspiring projects!

 

 

What do you recommend using single-bias on?