Friday, June 20, 2014

Do you bind?

I have really come to love making and using double fold bias binding. I bought these at the fabric store. There are all sorts of tutorials on Youtube on how to prepare your fabric and cut the strips.  I personally prefer the continuous method. The bias was made with the 3/4" maker finishing at 3/8".

 I recycled a cereal box (4pcs- 5"x7") to wind up and store the freshly pressed tape.


#1- Burlap placemats:  I cut up left over burlap from a project.  I was going to leave the edges raw, but they would fall apart when laundered.  Bias binding enclosed the edges and gave them a clean, casual appearance.

1. Fashionista nightie:
 Fabric: poly/cotton blend. I just cut it from an old nightie she had and made it a little bigger. 

 1/4" binding at the neckline and
1/2" binding made up the straps and encased the raw underarm edge.
This will be good for next summer as well.


Sheila said...

You are a bias binding Queen. In the beginning of my sewing venture I made bias binding and then fell off the wagon. You are inspiring me.

Knitaholictoo said...

Aw! You sew girl! Thank you, Sheila!