Over the last few weeks, I have been receiving more and more fashion sewing video tutorial requests on the topic of using bias binding.
Therefore, today, I’ll begin by demonstrating the use of bias binding when facing an armhole.
The method of facing an armhole using bias binding is an easy and effective method to neaten raw edges of a sewing project.
The fashion sewing technique I’m about to demonstrate is also a good introduction for those of you who may find applying facing a little tricky or a bit of a challenge.
If this is the first time you’ve contemplated using bias binding and want to know more about its basic use, I have written FREE articles and filmed online video tutorials prior to this demonstration.
If you’d like to refer back, then click – Sewing with Bias Binding.
Facing an Armhole with Bias Binding
Below you’ll now find my FREE online fashion sewing video tutorial, followed by a little more instruction.
I do hope you’ll find this tutorial of use. Do let me know and don’t forget to subscribe to FashionSewingBlogTV
Facing an Armhole with Bias Binding – A Written Guide
If you need a little more instruction after watching my tutorial, then I hope these pointers will help -
1 – Measure the armhole and cut your bias binding to the required length plus a seam allowance of 1.5cm / 5\8inch.
2 – Sew the bias seam at a 45 degree angle, following the grain. Trim the seam.
3 – Gently press the bias binding, creating a curve (the shape of the armhole).
4 – Trim the armhole seam by 1 cm.
5 – Place the right side of the bias binding at the seam line, to the right side of the fashion fabric, matching at the underarm seam. Sew into place.
6 – Fold the bias binding onto the wrong side, concealing the raw edge of the armhole. Press into place.
7 – Pin into place, and working on the wrong side, machine stitch the bias binding into place.
Do you feel a little more confident now in facing an armhole with bias binding?
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’ve found a different way of facing an armhole with bias binding, please do get in touch and share your experience with the growing fashion sewing community.
It’s always a great pleasure to hear from each and every one of you.
Happy fashion sewing
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