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what weight for bias binding?
how much lighter than the garment can it be?
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Date: 11/25/12 1:33 PM

I'm putting bias binding on a vest.

The vest will be of a medium coating weight tweed.

I want to use some complementary cotton lawn I have in stash.

Is the lawn of a suitable weight for the binding?

In general, how heavy or light should the binding be in comparison to the garment fabric?

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Date: 11/25/12 5:03 PM

What do you want this binding to do? Is it only decorative? If it is only decorative, it might work. I would be inclined to use the similar weight/fabric type. I think the lawn is too thin. That's my opinion and someone else might chime in here. You could try it on some fabric scraps to see if you like it. HTH

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Date: 11/25/12 8:29 PM

I find that bias tape of lighter-weight fabric works better anyway. I have never tried to match the weight of my fashion fabric. As long as the fabric won't shred in the wash, in my experience you can use any weight you wish.

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Date: 11/25/12 9:44 PM

While I agree that bindings are very often a lighter weight than the fashion fabric, wool coating and lawn sounds like a bit of a stretch. Most lawn is a bit sheer. I would be concerned that the stitching and tweed would show through in a not so pleasant way. They will also wear differently. The binding will not have the years of wear the wool coating does.

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Date: 11/27/12 6:19 PM

Thank you all for your input.

i'm not sure whose suggestion I will ultimately follow. But I will definitely do a test on scraps of the wool.

The pattern doesn't have facings or lining. It just calls for the binding to finish the outer edges.

I suppose it will get some wear around the arm holes.

The lawn isn't especially sheer.

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Date: 11/28/12 2:40 AM

The only problem I've ever had with a lighter-weight strip is that sometimes it doesn't want to stay put as you press it or stitch it. As long as it's sturdy enough to take some wear, I would think that lawn would be fine.

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