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

Storage Table

This is what the cutting table looked like this morning.

cutting table


It's also been hot, no-aircon-fan-only-pretend-it's-a-sauna hot. This does not make me want to jump in and get sewing especially when I have a zillion other things that need doing on the computer under the big ceiling fan in the lounge room.

But it is the 26th today. That means there are only 2 more days to get some progress made for this months HSM challenge.

So even though it was stinking hot and I was suffering a bad case of 'idon'wanna' I made some room on the cutting table transforming it from a storage table to workspace, hunted down my research notes and got to sewing.

Tomorrow I'll show you how it all went.


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  1. You should see my craft room/office. It's a disaster. I'm currently renovating and reorganizing. It's not exactly inspirational and I have to kick myself in the butt to do anything. Lol.
    Julie | http://www.xfallenmoon.com

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    1. Julie I know just how you feel. There's a reason I haven't shown the rest of the room 0_o

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