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Posted by: ChristinePDX

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Posted on: 8/18/13 12:17 PM
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This knit binding technique I found on a blog called Kitschy Koo may be old hat to some, but it was news to me, and I am going to use it for anything and everything I possibly can. I just tested it out on a jersey dress, where I bound the sleeves and back neckline. I think this technique might also work well for wovens.

You need to scroll down the webpage to her technique. I added in one step, which was to trim the seam very close to the stitching after the first step since I don't have a serger, to reduce bulk and avoid a lumpy edge showing through in the binding. I also used my blind hemming foot to edge stitch the final seam. It was really easy to create a perfect binding with this method.

Another trick that I use: when cutting the binding, I first cut a larger width of binding than I need, press it in half lengthwise, and THEN recut the binding to the width that I want. I find it more accurate as the fabric doesn't have a chance to get stretched out of shape or handled too much before you sew and the width stays consistent.

I also use one of those see thru quilting rulers with the cutting guides that you can run your rotary cutter along ideal for bindings.

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Pj3g said... (8/20/13 4:27 PM) Reply
Hey Christine, I think good tips are worth repeating! Besides many tips which are the same are titled differently so a search would produce different results. And yours has a tutorial so it's all good!
ChristinePDX said... (8/20/13 10:21 AM) Reply
No way! Great minds think alike :) I haven't been around much on this website, I usually take a look through the Sewing Tips area but I haven't lately. This is a gold medal technique!
Pj3g said... (8/18/13 8:27 PM) Reply
I came across this technique a few months ago when I accidently sewed binding on the wrong side of a tank. I just flipped over the binding and sewed it down, and thought it was so neat that I wrote a tip about it calling it Reverse binding Too funny to know someone had thought it up long before I figured it out by making a mistake! I really like the look of this way and I like how smooth it is inside too!
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