How To Make Continuous Bias Binding From A Rectangle

There are several ways to go about cutting and sewing bias binding tape. They've all got their pro's and con's. I'm going to show you my favourite method, but first I'll discuss the strip-by-strip method and the continuous method using a square of fabric.

Whichever method you use you'll start with deciding how wide you want your finished binding to be and multiply that by four. For example if you want a 1/4 inch wide finish on your hem you want to cut 1 inch wide strips. (unless you want double fold bias binding in which case you multiply by six).

Strip-by-Strip Method

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I guess this is the part where I welcome you to my blog and tell you how exciting and awesome I hope it will be or something like that. And really, you ARE very welcome here!



However I'm not going to make any promises as to awesomeness or excitement, nor will I promise regular posts, good photo's, helpful tutorials & tips or even that my ramblings will make sense. I'm going to give it a go of course (or you wouldn't be reading this). I'm really new to this whole blogging thing and have a lot to learn so I'll hope you'll forgive any bad lay out, blogging faux pars, put-you-to-sleep ramblings and anything else I'm likely to stuff up along the way. Feel free to let me know if you think I could improve something.

By the way, I know I will provide a confusing mix of imperial and metric measurements, I use both and often I'll use them in the same project - sorry about that.

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Duchess Consort of Florence Eleanora di Toledo
Duchess Consort of Florence


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  1. I just love your photo of the Duchesse Consort of Florence but am eternally pleased I don't have to wear clothes like her! Fine for an hour or so maybe though! Thank you so much for joining in with #MyFirstBlogPost :)

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  2. I don't know, I think she was one of the luckier ones in history, where clothing was padded and corsets and crinolines were rare. Generally quite comfortable, I would love to have her wardrobe.

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