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

Poppy Garland

This Crochet Poppy Garland is designed to be worked up quickly for bulk poppy making and yarn bomb projects. 



Stitches - US terms used

SS - slip stitch
Ch - chain stitch
SC - single crochet
TR - treble (yarn over twice, pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2)


*Row 1 working in black yarn

Ch 4, join with a  SS into a loop (or use a magic loop or other loop method as preferred)


Row 2 


SC 8 into ring, join with SS


Chain 10 - 30 (or more) stitches depending on desired distance between poppies

Repeat from * for length of desired garland


Row 3 working in red yarn

Using a SC, Join yarn anywhere into the single crochet stitches of row 2. **Ch 3 skip a stitch of previous row and SC into next stitch repeat from ** 3 times leaving off the last SC, instead SS to first SC of row.


Row 4


***Working into Ch 3 space work SC, Ch 3, 10 TR, Ch 3, SC

Repeat from *** 3 more times, SS to finish.




Pro tips:

  • Work over red yarn end as you go to minimise weaving in.
  • Back your garland with fabric for extra visibility.




This poppy garland pattern can be seen in the Z-Special tribute.

Z Special Unit - Lest We Forget


Comments

  1. I love this Stella! For remembrance, it's terrific. And looks easy!
    Especially stunning on the white back ground.

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    1. The white background certainly helped to make it stand out. Easy and fast were the main priorities, I want to get some thicker yarn to try it with though.

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  2. Oh this is gorgeous Stella, I particularly like the one on the white background as the colour really pops there. Very pretty. - Tasha

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    1. I hope to get back to making more before November...but I've got so many other projects on the go it might not happen.

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