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Posted by: Meggie LuLu

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Posted on: 9/28/08 10:01 PM
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Here is my way of doing bindings. I have made it easier to follow by taking pictures. Here are Step 1 and 2 Here are Step 3 and 4. Here are Step 5 and 6. Here are Step 7 and 8.

Cross-over Binding

Here are Step 1 and 2. Here are Step 3 and 4. Here are Step 5 and 6.

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Paris75008 said... (1/8/11 5:58 AM) Reply
What a wonderful tutorial. You are really talented at giving explanations. You could make a career of this!
jilly cooper said... (6/11/09 11:06 PM) Reply
Thank you. I love the photos - they are so clear and explain exactly what you are doing.
AMN said... (3/6/09 12:44 PM) Reply
Another great tutorial, Meggie! I am also one of those who appreciates the pictures and simple explanations. Now, go beg your mom for a coverstitch machine, if you don't already have one. You deserve it! :)
Annette1 said... (2/14/09 3:17 PM) Reply
Thanks, Meggie! Just reviewed again, since I'm on a sewing FRENZY with my new Ottobre V-neck tee pattern! :o)
21wale said... (2/8/09 5:52 PM) Reply
Thanks for the tutorial. Some people just need pictures (:
Meggie LuLu said... (1/29/09 11:37 PM) Reply
dzy, I cut my binding on the straight grain line. Thanks everyone for the nice comments!!
dzy said... (1/28/09 4:06 PM) Reply
is binding cut on the bias? Other than that, very helpful.
peggytil said... (1/28/09 10:30 AM) Reply
I like this technique.
Janfan123 said... (1/27/09 9:07 PM) Reply
Very helpful Meggie, nice clear pics.
Chicago Sewer said... (1/27/09 10:55 AM) Reply
i enjoyed specific topics like this. the pictures are better than words. very methodical explanation. good work!
lonestardancer said... (1/27/09 10:35 AM) Reply
This is GREAT! Thanx so much for taking the time to take the pix and post to PR. That is alot of work in and of itself. You ROCK! THANK YOU!
AnnMarieJ said... (1/23/09 9:32 PM) Reply
Wonderful tutorial, very helpful. Now where do I find those matching binding fabrics?!
denisedh said... (12/30/08 8:46 PM) Reply
Thanks Meggie and especially for the pics! I appreciate the time you took to do this for us! It has helped me a lot!
Annette1 said... (11/21/08 2:02 AM) Reply
GREAT tutorial, Meggie! I'm bookmarking it. :o)
Yvonski said... (10/13/08 4:25 AM) Reply
CONGRATULATIONS. Very clearly illustrated even the least experienced sewer will be able to follow. Well done.
Riyazi said... (10/8/08 2:39 PM) Reply
it's very helpful to me and i want to learn more about attaching the binding in different ways
sewtime said... (10/7/08 6:36 PM) Reply
Thank you for all the good work. Love you photos, you have made binding simple.
Meggie LuLu said... (10/1/08 7:19 PM) Reply
trailblazerbarbie, If you were using a a knit, yes. If you were using a woven fabric then you would need to check and make sure the neck opening fits over your head before adding the binding. If it doesn't, then, you might need to add a zipper or a different type of closure.
trailblazerbarbie said... (10/1/08 6:57 PM) Reply
thanks for the tuts...I really like the first one, makes alot of sense. Could you use this on any basic shirt?
Meggie LuLu said... (10/1/08 4:23 PM) Reply
Beth Pierce and j222b, in this shirt the binding is approximately 3 inches smaller than the neck opening. The stretch will vary when using different types of knit. I wish I could give a scientific formula. I usually take the binding when it is flat and trial pin it stretching slightly around the neck to check if a binding will be too small or too large with the type of fabric I am using before sewing it into a circle.
Miss Fairchild said... (10/1/08 2:57 PM) Reply
I have a question. Don't you have to make the binding smaller than the neckline and stretch it a little? If so, how much small does it need to be? (this is where my problem is with regard to binding necklines)
j222b said... (10/1/08 12:56 PM) Reply
It seems you do not pull the seam binding tighter when placing it on the neck of the shirt? MEGGIE LULU thanks for getting back! I thought the binding might be smaller than the neck edge, but I couldn't tell from the pictures.
SueBh said... (9/30/08 2:25 PM) Reply
What a great idea to clarify by using photos. Thanks for going to this trouble for us.
MiamiNice said... (9/30/08 1:45 PM) Reply
wonderful. thank you!
snapdragonfly said... (9/29/08 9:32 PM) Reply
Lovely, thank you.
MRF said... (9/29/08 5:43 PM) Reply
Very nice explanatory photos.
Karine said... (9/29/08 5:24 PM) Reply
Thanks for the tutorial - the pictures make it very clear.
lilyofthevalley said... (9/29/08 1:15 PM) Reply
What a wonderful tutorial, Meggie. And your stitching is so very neat. Your new avatar photo is very pretty, as well. -Lily
MaryL said... (9/29/08 11:51 AM) Reply
Thanks, Meggie. Very nice, clear pics.
chrisquilts_2 said... (9/29/08 11:47 AM) Reply
thanks so much...a picture is worth a thousand words.
Nancy Anne said... (9/29/08 10:35 AM) Reply
Very clear! Thank you!
Bernie R. said... (9/29/08 9:39 AM) Reply
The photos are great!
ryansmumAria said... (9/29/08 8:42 AM) Reply
I am so impressed! My crystal ball tells me we will all be learning alot from you in the future!
fourkid said... (9/29/08 1:16 AM) Reply
Ahhh, just in time - I am on this step to finish up a dress in the morning. Thanks.
Mufffet said... (9/29/08 0:05 AM) Reply
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