As I mentioned in my last post, ‘Facing an Armhole with Bias Binding‘, I have of late, been receiving numerous requests from my readers to film more FREE online fashion sewing video tutorials regarding the use of bias binding.
So, in this final ‘mini-series‘ of bias binding posts, I’d like us to look at the fashion sewing technique of using bias binding as a decorative trim.
In particular, the demonstration and tutorial I have filmed below will concentrate on using bias binding on an armhole to add a stunning decorative effect.
Using bias binding (bias tape), as a decorative trim is a simple and effective way to add drama to garment. More so if you experiment with using constrasting bias bindings to your fashion fabrics.
All bias binding techniques can either be performed using commercial / shop bought bias tape or, if you have the time, binding created by yourself.
Using bias binding as a decorative trim has the distinct advantage of allowing you to create unique, one off designs that you can guarantee, won’t be found, sold or worn by anybody else.
It’s also a great way of experimenting with new looks when applying bias binding to other areas of a garment.
Using Bias Binding as a Decorative Trim
I hope you’ll find the below video tutorial of some use! Do let me know. Don’t forget you can also subscribe to my FashionSewingBlogTV today for FREE and never miss another fashion sewing tutorial.
After my tutorial, you’ll find a little more written instruction.
Using Bias Binding as a Decorative Trim – A Written Guide
If you need a little more instruction after watching my tutorial, then I hope these pointers will help -
NB – The pointers below relate to using bias binding as a decorative trim on an armhole!
1 – Measure the armhole and cut the bias binding to the required length, plus a seam allowance of 1.5cm / 5\8inch.
2 – Fold the bias binding in half and press to curve it into a horse shoe shape.
3 – Trim the armhole seam by 1 cm.
4 – Place the right side of the bias binding along the seam line and on the right side of the fashion fabric at the underarm seam. Sew into place.
5 – Fold the bias binding in half and pin into position.
6 – Working on the right side of the garment, edge stitch through all thicknesses.
Have you used this technique before in a sewing project? Would you do it any different?
There are no hard and fast rules within the art of fashion sewing. It really is about finding what works best for you.
If you’d like to share your fashion sewing experiences with the growing fashion sewing community, please feel free to get in touch.
It’s always a great pleasure to hear from each and every one of you.
Happy fashion sewing
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