Raw-edge bias binding can be used instead of facing or regular fold-over bias binding to finish a garment. I have found this technique is a wonderful edge finish for dimensional handwoven fabrics or bouclés. Many times, these fabrics have a bulky appearance when faced with self fabric and trying to stitch a conventional bias binding tends to give a “homemade” appearance.
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How to create raw-edge binding
These steps show raw bias edges on linen applied in a self-fabric. However, 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…
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