Raw-Edge Bias Binding
Raw bias bindings can be used instead of facings or regular fold-over bias bindings to finish a garment. I have found that this technique is a wonderful edge finish for dimensional hand woven fabrics or boucles. Many times, these fabrics have a bulky appearance when faced with a self-fabric and trying to stitch a conventional bias binding tends to give a ‘home made’ appearance.
More on edge finishes:
• A Clever Finish Makes a Single Layer Reversible
• Get Creative with Edge Finishes on a Twist Top
• 3 Neat Edge Finishes for Sleeveless Styles
• Sheer Seams and Edges
• Video: A Neckline Binding for Knits
• How to Cut and Sew a Decorative Bias Facing
These photos show raw bias edges on linen applied in a self-fabric. I have also used hand-dyed bias silk ribbon as an edge, silk taffeta cut on the bias, and bias china silk.
1. Cut the bias strips 1 1/2″ wide. It will…
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