How to Miter the Inside Corner of a Hong Kong Finish
Recently I taught this technique to my Haute Couture Construction class students at F.I.T. They asked where to find it in the literature, but I don't know--I figured this one out myself. I'm sure someone else out there has gotten there first, but I wanted to share this, so you can all learn from it and I can send this link to my students.
|1. Begin with a raw inside corner that needs a Hong Kong binding.|
2. Cut bias strips 1-1/4-in. wide for a 1/4-in. wide finished binding.
3. Stitch the bias strip with right sides of the fabric together and the edges aligned using a 1/4-in. wide seam allowance--end the stitching 1/4-in. down from the intersecting cut edge.
4. Back-tack at the end of the stitching. The first row of stitching was sewn in green for clarity.