Monday, January 31, 2011

Simple Bias Binding Tutorial

I have been promising myself for ages to do this Bias binding tutorial. My good friend Adair had been shown this ingenious method by her sister and I was lucky enough to be shown by Adair...so now it's my turn to pass it on.That's what I truely love about crafting.....if you know a little trick or a tip....isn't it just fantastic to let others know too.
I cut a rectangle 12inches by 21inches.

Fold back a piece and cut on the 45 degree line.


Cut at 45 degrees


Pin the Straight end of the triangle to the opposite side.Run down through the next pictures if this sounds confusing.Its simple...you'll see!!

Sew!


And press open.


Now then....Pin the long ends together,keeping the end of one side 1.5inches down from the other end.(I want 1.5inch wide binding)


Sew and press open and this is what you should have.

Cut around and around....and around the tube...I cut by eye but you can mark if you like.

From my rectangle I got 4 yard of binding....Brilliant isn't it....









6 comments:

Seams Inspired said...

Thanks, Andrea! I've never been able to quite wrap my head around the process of sewing continuous binding. I've always just made my cuts and then sewn the bits together. I'll try your way next time. Happy Monday! :o)

Emily@theNest said...

Fantastic, that's such a brilliant idea, and you are so right- if you have a great process or trick that will help others, it's so great to pass it on- no-one will ever do something exactly like you, no matter how hard they try! I see the whole crafting community as a web of sharing information, and it's great you are adding super tutorials like this!

patchworkdelights said...

Nice tutorial Andrea and v helpful.

Fi

Maja said...

Hey, I am a new follower on your blog. So many neat things you have on your blog.
You make terrific tutorials. So easy to see what you do... Thanks ☺

The SPANGLER said...

I love making my own bias tape to coordinate and hands down this is my alltime favourite way to make it... its quick and easy and turns a small portion of fabric into yards and yards of fab bias!
Stumbled upon your blog whilst hopping around the internet and am so glad I did! Now off to follow you about - Come by and say hi when you get a chance at The Quick Unpick
Cheers
The Spangler ☺

iram said...

now thats clever do come and visit my blog some time if you have time i am hosting a small giveaway of wrist band made with seed beads do enter i would love that .good day .

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