Saturday, 9 July 2016

Clean Finish Neck Binding

This technique is courtesy of Sandra Betzina. This technique can be sewn in the round.

Technique:

  • Measure the length of the paper pattern neckline and cut a 2" fabric strip to match. Sew the ends in a 5/8" seam so that the strip is 1 ¼" smaller than the neck edge. Cut the strip on the cross grain for extra stretch.
  • Stabilise the neck edge with ¼" fusible knit stay tape.
  • Sew the strip to the neck edge with a lightening stitch, stretching slightly if needed.
  • Press seam up towards the binding from both the RS and the WS.
  • Edgestitch the seam allowances to the binding.
  • Fuse ¼" Steam a Seam to the seam allowance then turn the entire binding down and fuse in place.
  • Topstitch at ¼" in lightening stitch.
  • Trim binding to the stitching line.

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