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

Crochet Motifs

Now that I have bored you silly with sand bags here's some crochet motifs I've been learning over the last couple of days.  I found them all on Youtube, here are two of my favourite channels: lots of leaves and flower tutorials , and yarn scrap Fridays, unfortunately I didn't capture where I got all of the motifs from.
flower motifs, flat and 3D

leaf motifs
 and 2 puff flowers that got missed in the first photo

adorable little sea horses, a yarn scrap Friday project
And the inspiration for learning how to crochet cute little motifs was this fantastic silk blend yarn in what I'm calling peacock colours. I'm planning on making it into a beanie for myself but decided I would like to make it out of lots of leaves and flowers worked together somehow. I'll let you know how it goes. 
yummy silk blend yarn


  1. These motifs are so cute. I love to crochet, but haven't made any of these before. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Motifs are a lot of fun. I hope I've inspired you to try your hand at a few. Thanks for visiting!


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