Hello fashion sewers and welcome to another online tutorial and demonstration at Fashion Sewing Blog.
Today’s post, requested by a reader of Fashion Sewing Blog and viewer of FashionSewingBlogTV, will look at the technique of applying, and sewing bias binding onto both an inward curved seam, and outward curved seam.
These are great little fashion sewing techniques to learn, as once your competent in this area, you will, with ease, be able to hide those horrible raw edges of your sewing project and add a decorative element also.
If you are a complete beginner or novice at using bias binding, I have written articles previously about its use and demonstrated how to sew it onto straight seams.
Why not take a quick look by clicking – Sewing Bias Binding onto Seams.
Sewing Bias Binding Onto Curved Seams
We, as fashion sewers, use bias binding for two general purposes -
1 – To finish the raw edge and add neatness.
2 – We use it as a decorative trim to add detail.
So let me show you how to do this on both inward and outward seams -
Applying Bias Binding
1 – Staystitch the curved area, 3/4mm away from seam allowance.
2 – Place the right side of the bias binding to the right side of the fabric and pin into position.
3 – Sew into the crease line of the bias binding, making sure to ease the bias as you sew when necessary.
4 – Cut away the seam allowance to the width of the bias binding.
5 – Press along the seam line on the wrong side with the tip of your iron.
6 – Working on the right side, cover the raw edge with the bias binding and pin into place.
7 – Place your work onto your sewing machine, right side up and sew into the ‘ditch / sink’. Ensure your stitches catch the bias binding on the wrong side.
You now know how to sew bias binding onto curved seams!
Do you use bias binding on sewing projects? Would you do anything different?
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