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

Beaded Clutch Purse

My lovely neighbour, a dear old lady, gave me this satin beaded clutch purse today. I think it is rather lovely and could be repaired.

I asked her how old it was and she told me it was at least 30 years old. I have a fairly good idea of how old it truly is. When do you think it might have been made? 

Beaded Clutch Purse

Beaded Clutch Purse

satin lined beaded clutch purse

Beaded Clutch Purse missing beads show it has been well loved


Beaded clutch, if the beads could matched the purse could be repaired
Beaded Clutch - if the beads could matched the purse could be repaired

Beaded clutch, if the beads could matched the purse could be repaired

Beaded clutch, the opening has a lovely scollop edge

Beaded clutch - close up of bead detail work

Beaded Clutch Purse



Comments

  1. This is such a lovely beaded clutch, and I'm sure you can repair it. I'm thinking from the 50s?

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    1. It's rather pretty isn't it? I'll reveal the date next week.

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  2. Hi Stella, I a no expert, but to me that purse looks a lot older than thirty years old. I would take a guess at the 1920's. I'll be interested to know!

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    1. It would look lovely with those 1920's beaded beauties wouldn't it? It's not 1920's though.

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  3. That is a gorgeous purse! I'd say 1920s or so as well. That kind of thing just reminds me of that era.

    I don't remember my grandmothers having anything like those purses - they were much more functional women.

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    1. Well, I guess this sort of purse would be something you would keep stored away nicely and only pull out on special occassions.

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  4. This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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