Useful tips

How do you sew bias binding on a sleeve?

How do you sew bias binding on a sleeve?

Join Bias Binding in a Loop

  1. Measure the circumference of the neckline.
  2. Add 1/2” seam allowance to the neckline measurement and cut your bias tape at this measurement.
  3. With right sides together, align the raw edges of the bias binding.
  4. Sew this seam using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

How do you finish an armhole?

To finish an armhole, press in the edge along the seamline and sew close to the fold. Trim away the excess fabric close to the stitching line. Appliqué scissors work well for trimming. Fold the edge in again and sew in place.

What is edge stitching?

Edgestitching is traditionally sewn between 1/8″ and 3/8″ away from an edge at a regular stitch length. This narrow stitching is used on waistbands, necklines, binding, and anywhere a garment needs subtle stitching.

What is under stitching?

An understitch is sewn along the edge of the lining or facing nearest the armhole or neckline and works to secure the lining or facing to the seam allowances which in turn keeps everything neatly tucked inside the garment instead of poking out and being visible from the right side.

How wide should I make my bias tape?

If you are making single fold bias tape, you want your strips to be twice the width of your final tape minus 1/8″ (so for 1/2″ single fold bias tape, you need 7/8″ wide strips). For double fold bias tape you want your strips four times the width of your final tape minus 1/8″.

How do you finish a hole in a sleeve?

There’s no need to sew the facing completely in place, simply tack it to the shoulder and side seams. To finish an armhole, press in the edge along the seamline and sew close to the fold. Trim away the excess fabric close to the stitching line. Appliqué scissors work well for trimming.

Can I use bias tape instead of facing?

Bias tape can be used to finish raw edges—like armholes and necklines—in a variety of ways. Using single fold bias tape helps you to create a discrete and professional finish that is not visible from the right side of the garment.

What is the angle of bias facing?

Bias facing is a finish in which bias tape is sewn onto the raw edge, then folded over to the wrong side (so that it’s invisible from the outside) and sewn in place. It replaces a conventional ‘facing’, which is a piece of fabric cut in the shape of a neckline or armhole, sewn to the raw edge and turned inward.

What is the most common bias tape size?

Double fold bias tape is the most common type used (and the kind I sew with most). It typically comes 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide–which is sometimes packaged as “quilt binding”.

Which bias tape maker size should I buy?

I tend to use 3/8″ binding for a lot of apparel sewing projects, and for bias binding that’s 3/8″ wide you’ll use the 3/4″ bias tape maker. (The width indicated on the bias tape maker package is twice the width of your finished binding, because you’ll fold the binding in half again when you apply it.

Can I use bias binding to finish an armhole?

Using bias binding to finish an armhole is a popular finish for sleeveless tops, all the raw seams are all enclosed leaving a lovely neat result. If you are sewing the neck flounce variation of the Ultimate Shift Dress this tutorial will show you an alternate way to sew the armholes, which will leave your dress looking lovely and professional.

How do you measure for armhole binding?

Take a tape measure and measure around the armhole. Take note of the measurement. For this tutorial, you can use store-bought binding or make the binding yourself . Cut a piece of binding the length of your armhole. If you are using binding that you made yourself, you will need to fold it before sewing.

Is it hard to apply facings and bias tape?

There are many ways to apply facings and bias tape, but there are a few that you will see more frequently than others. I will walk you through the most common techniques, and if this is all new to you I will also help you understand the basics. It’s not hard! Let’s start at the beginning. What is bias tape? Is that the same as bias binding?

Should you close the side seam before or after adding bias?

If you’re working on adult wear, you can close the side seam before adding the bias. For children’s wear, you can add the bias first and do an overlock stitch after. This second technique is a little more straightforward and easier to follow. Please note that for this demonstration, the armhole has already been sewn.