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how to finish armhole?
AdaH
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Date: 3/23/12 1:33 PM

I am almost at the point where I need to put some kind of finish on the armhole of a sleeveless blouse.
What are some of the techniques you use?

Usually I sew a small bias strip around the armhole then turn it to the wrong side and top stitch from the right side.

Anyone else have a good and easy technique?

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Date: 3/23/12 1:51 PM

That's what I would do too.

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Date: 3/23/12 2:09 PM

The only other thing I can think of is to make a facing for the sleeve hole. But I would probably just go with bias binding.
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Date: 3/23/12 2:56 PM

That's what I do. Sometimes I use a contrasting fabric, just to add a little fun to the inside of my blouse.

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Date: 3/23/12 4:01 PM

I do the bias tape. I stitch from the wrong side. If I stitch from the right side, I always end up not catching all of the turned under edge in the stitching.

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Date: 3/23/12 5:03 PM

You can also bind the edge so that the binding shows from the outside. It's a nice touch in a contrasting fabric.

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Date: 3/24/12 10:56 AM

Thanks for all the responses.
I often wonder if I do things the same way most other sewers do them and if there is a better, easier way.

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