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Teach Yourself to Sew: Bias Binding

Video Length: 0:38
Produced by: Victoria North and Judith Neukam

One way to finish your garments is by binding your edges with bias strips. Senior Technical Editor Judith Neukam explains how to use bias strips, and demonstrates attaching them to the edge of your garment.

Teach Yourself to Sew is for beginning sewers or anyone who wants to brush up on their skills. Throughout the year we will demonstrate basic sewing techniques, share tips, and give step-by-step instruction for beginner sewing projects.

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Comments (12)

misfited misfited writes: So many tutorials on binding show working on a straight flat piece of fabric. These are useful for the basic idea but there is a better way demonstrated by Louise Cutting in the Insider Techniques DVD in which you don't press the folded bias until the last step - allows for the natural roll of the cloth and makes a very lovely and professional looking bias binding. Check out Louise's guide on bias bindings on the DVD.
Posted: 1:36 pm on July 21st

unbiased unbiased writes: Teach Yourself to Sew will be on my favorites list. The bias binding episode has helped to refresh my classroom experience on applying double bias binding to a jacket.
The piano intro is light and friendly!
Posted: 5:57 pm on August 3rd

Fredwb Fredwb writes: WOW! I just learned alot! I made my own strips and just folded them and sewed in place. They were rather ROUGH looking!!!
Posted: 11:32 pm on June 16th

misfited misfited writes: Great series! Now we need to know how to measure and join the ends and the best way to finish around zippers, etc.
Posted: 8:25 pm on June 16th

RaewynT RaewynT writes: Thank you for your video about sewing bias binding. I too would like to know how to join the ends - ee.g. whether to overlap them or a different type of join.

Many thanks.
Posted: 7:45 am on June 12th

SunnyGerry SunnyGerry writes: Thank you, this was great. Now I know all the mistakes I made when I tried to sew bias binding on placemats I made. They turned out so terrible I only finished three and they just kept getting worse. Can you elaborate on how to turn a curve?
Posted: 2:05 pm on June 8th

decorchick decorchick writes: This was great. I would love to see a demo on various bias binding feet. I bought one several years ago for my Bernina but I really don't understand how it works. I had one for my Featherweight and had problems as well.
Posted: 8:08 am on June 8th

Mjd_c Mjd_c writes: Thank you for covering this topic. In one of your examples you showed binding around the armhole. Wpuld you show how to meet the two ends to make a smooth comfortable join?
Posted: 7:03 am on June 8th

Keren_D Keren_D writes: Hi Judith,

I have watched every episode of "Teach yourself to Sew". I love it. Each episode is packed with information in a short period of time. I love your clear, pleasant way of teaching. Even though I know a lot about sewing, I still pick up a few excellent tips and tricks from you. Thank you!
Posted: 3:53 am on June 8th

revivalfabrics revivalfabrics writes: This is a great way to use vintage bias tape to repair vintage clothing or create vintage inspired clothing!
Posted: 8:52 pm on June 7th

shanrod shanrod writes: i truly enjoy [ teach yourself to sew] been sewing forever, but can always use a refresher course, and learn something new. i have past this site to all my friends who sew and who want to learn, thank you.
Posted: 7:16 pm on June 7th

HighToss HighToss writes: Judith Rocks! I can listen to her talk about sewing all day. She is so calm and focused and she makes me feel confident in my sewing.
Posted: 6:40 pm on June 7th

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