here is the last series of photos I took before my move. It is about different versions of how to do binding. Today it is the first version, which only requires 1 seam, but that seam is visible on both sides. I will show you 2 different versions within the next days.
Because I will only do binding on a straight edge, I cut my binding stripes with the grain, if you do binding on curves you need to cut it on the bias.I cut a strip that is the 4times the final width.then folded that in the middle and ironed that foldnow I folded the edges towards that middle linefirst one side then the other then I cut a strip as long as my fabric piecethe edge of the fabric piece right at the middle foldand covered the edge with the binding and pinned it in placethrough both sideslooks like this from the side and sewed it with straight stitching. You can also sew with zigzag, it is a little easier to sew through all layers this way and not miss a stitch on the other side of the binding. Well, I hope this was helpful for you. If you have any questions about this so far, do not hesitate to ask!
keep sewing and smiling
Have a great Christmas – what a great tutorial
thank you! Wishing you a wonderful christmas too!
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this kind of tutorial is exactly what I needed for my first binding sewing. Very easy to understand with all the photos. Thank you 🙂
glad I could help!
I have been sewing for about fifty years. Thanks for the information It’s what I do at the bottom but most of the time I like to add binding as decoration other places on my outfits It would be great if you have an easier tip for that.
I am not sure if I understand what you mean. Binding is only on edges, do you mean tricks for round or otherwise shaped edges. or do you want to add piping to the seams?
I use it for decoration. Maybe the wording is just different.
maybe. 😉 maybe you could send me a picture of what you mean, so I can see if I have any tips for something like that.just send it to tailorfairy(at)yahoo(dot)com
I have sent you the picture as requested. Thank you.
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