Continuing my April theme of handy hints for sewing: bias binding/tape.
If you’ve been following The Great British Sewing Bee, you will have noticed that bias binding has been used quite a bit, by one contestant in particular. Until I saw Lauren add the tape to the inside of her skirt, I had never thought of using it to finish off seams like that. I thought it was a lovely touch and one I will be trying out.
Pre-packaged binding, usually in plain colours, can be bought easily enough, but the possibilities are endless if you make your own. Either using a special gadget or by folding it yourself. Whichever you choose, mind those fingers! There is a very detailed tutorial at Dana Made It, from cutting to ironing, with plenty of photos.
If you fancy giving it a go, but
can’t wait don’t want to splash out on a gadget, then try this Nifty Tip from Miss P…. There are lots of other tips and tricks on Portia’s blog, including a cute Peter Pan collar refashion using, well bias tape of course. There is a more detailed explanation, of the method pictured, at Creative Little Daisy.