I had the pleasure of demonstrating how to make a sleeveless top on Sewing Quarter last weekend. The fabric was a very pretty floral print, pure cotton lawn. The video of me attaching the binding is here..Bias binding attachment
I’ve taken some photographs today to show, more clearly, how I sew the join when attaching bias binding to armholes. The same technique applies to the neckline. The top I made on Sewing Quarter was a round neck top. The top I’ve cut in my sewing room is a wrap over, V neck, and I’m planning on finishing the front edges after this blog post has been finished. I’m keen to get some useful information up and available to those of you who wanted a more detailed explanation.
Investing in a binding maker is well worth it, if you’re planning on making several items with bound edges. Here, I’ve shown the technique where the binding is folded to the inside and it’s about 12mm wide. If you want your binding to show on the edge, then making the binding at least 25mm (an inch) wide is ideal. I’ll post some photos of contrast binding when I get a minute. It can really add a very eye catching, professional finish to clothing and accessories.
I hope this blog post is helpful. Let me know, and do share your pictures of items you make on social media or send me a picture, if you prefer.