How to Sew a Bias Top
Stitch a bias top that’s as easy to sew as it is comfortable to wear. The trick to sewing a successful bias garment is to engineer the design with sewing on the straight or cross-grain of the fabric, and this top does just that by piecing together two squares of fabric. It’s all about a simple pattern, fast cutting, and quick sewing. Once you’ve mastered the steps, you can change the details to make it your own.
Choose a lightweight fabric for a simple style that you can finish in no time. Try this technique to combine two fabric favorites, or cut it all from the same material for a classic look. Have fun with flat-fell seams, or sew the seams inside out. Regardless of how you make it, you can complete this top in less than an hour, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the summer in it.
Nicole Smith demonstrates how to create a bias topper from two squares of fabric.
From Threads #143
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