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Video: How to Bind a Sheer Edge

Video Length: 2:23
Produced by: Produced by Judith Neukam; shot by Evamarie Gomez

Sewing sheer or see-through fabrics can be difficult. Sheers are lightweight and slippery by nature, so it's no surprise that many sewers often avoid them. However, with the right tools and techniques, sewing sheers can be a pleasure.

As seen in "Sheer Perfection," Threads #172 (April/May 2014), we've brought to life one of Lyla Messinger's techniques for finishing sheer edges in this Threads Essential Techniques video. Watch as we demonstrate Lyla's clever, yet simple, method for reinforcing a sheer garment edge with a fused bias strip.

Supplies Needed:

  • Bias strip of fabric 1-7/8 inches wide by the length of the edge to be finished, plus 1-1/4 inches.
  • Double-sided fusible web (We used Design Plus Ultra-Soft Double Sided Fusible by L.J. Designs.)


Do you have tips or tricks for reinforcing sheer edges? If so, please share them in the comments section.

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