Learn an alternative to a basic bound edge, for tops, dresses, and other garments. This double-binding seam finish starts as a standard binding encircling a neckline, then it joins together at the center-front seam in a doubled binding. The look is clean and elegant, and it’s easy to achieve.
Nancy Nix-Rice offers many techniques for working with these luxurious, stable knits, including this clever edge and seam finish in her article “Fabulous Ponte Knits” from Threads #207 (Feb./March 2020). Find out how to enhance your ponte knit garments with a double-binding seam treatment.
Prepare the garment and binding
Start by removing the seam allowances from the edges to be bound: the neckline and center-front seam. If your pattern doesn’t have a center-front seam, simply cut along the foldline. Cut the garment, and sew the shoulder seams.
Then measure from the center back, around the neckline, and down the front…
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