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

Moda a Firenze 1540-1580 - A Must Have Book!

Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza

Moda a Firenze 1540-1580 Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza is one of my most prized books and an absolute must have reference book for 16thC Florentine costume.

Moda a Firenze 1540-1580 Lo stile di Eleonora di Toledo florentine costume renaissance 16thC

It is brimming with amazing full size colour images.


inside Moda a Firenze

Provides the text in Italian and English.

The red dress of Pisa

Has an entire chapter devoted to the 'Red dress of Pisa' and Eleanora's burial garments.

Eleanora di Toldo burial gown

Makes it super easy for you to figure out which sleeves or partlet or whatever you should use for your costumes.

partlet styles by date

And the bonus 'OMG can this be for real?' section is Eleanora's wardrobe accounts are listed in full. Oh yes, yes they are!

wardrobe accounts of Eleanora di Toledo

And there's more, so much much more.

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