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Double-Binding Seam Technique

Video: Jeff Roos, Cari Delahanty Technical Editor: by Carol Fresia

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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    fair | | #1

    Super info - easy to understand.

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    BeckyF | | #2

    Love this technique...going to my sewing room right now to try it!

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    whattosew | | #3

    I LOVE the videos showing sewing techniques. Gives me more confidence to try new sewing ideas. Thnak you.

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