How to Miter the Inside Corner of a Hong Kong-Finished Edge
Recently, I taught this mitering technique to my Haute Couture Construction class students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. 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 has gotten there first, but I wanted to share this, so you can learn from it.
1. Begin with a raw inside corner that needs a Hong Kong binding.
2. Cut bias strips 1-1/4-inch wide for a 1/4-inch-wide finished binding.
3. Stitch the bias strip with right sides of the fabric together and the edges aligned using a 1/4-inch-wide seam allowance. End the stitching 1/4 inch 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.
5. Turn the work over, and clip just the wool at an angle, ending the clip at…
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