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

Pumpkin Top

Pumpkin Top UFO


This pumpkin coloured top is made of cheesecloth. I have one finished and one half finished. I can't even remember why I made it. Maybe it was to test a pattern block.

In any case, this is one UFO that I am quite happy to simply remove from the pile of unfinished projects, right along with the finished version and my entire cheesecloth stash.

cheesecloth

Project started:

2003

Last worked on the project:

2003

Still to do:

Get it out of my home
armholes, hem and straps need finishing

Update on Crochet Lace Tape Top

crochet lace tape top

Was there progress?

I've taken the current work off the dress form and found all of the extra yarn. I've put it in my current work pile. Does that count as progress?

I have a confession to make, I am working on a new crochet project which I am hoping to finish as a Christmas gift so it is getting priority at the moment.

Did I enjoy working on it?

It felt great to finally have my dress form free of this project.

Will I continue to work on it?

YES, I hope to even finish it one day.



That concludes another week of #FinishItFriday

I'm really pleased to have another UFO out of the sewing room. What was the last UFO you decided you couldn't be bothered with?

Happy Finishing!


See previous Finish It Friday projects.

Comments

  1. Wow, Stella, proud of you!! Get 'em outta there!!
    The teal lace tape is gorgeous!!

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