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Add Variety with the Magic of Bias

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I like to work with a few tried-and-true patterns. The styles complement my wardrobe, and I know they fit when I get them made. That doesn’t mean all my clothes look the same. Variety is the spice of life, right? One of the easy ways I change up my basic woven T-shirt pattern is to use different neckline finishes, and my favorite is to use different widths of bias. With that single idea, I can make any number of necklines.

Let me give you a quick look at how different widths of bias can create a variety of looks, and then I’ll share examples of how I use this idea to add spice to my garments.

Arguably, the simplest bias neckline treatment is a narrow bias facing. It creates a smooth, tidy edge. It works with almost any fabric and can be turned to the inside, as in…

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    tinker4u | | #1

    Really. cute ideas, thanks!

  2. user-7510086 | | #2

    Thank you for your imaginative ideas and clear instructions. I have a favorite knit top that has a badly frayed neckline. I think this idea will help me save it.

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    user-7227822 | | #3

    I love all these ideas. I am going to see how they look on doll clothes.

  4. SueC56 | | #4

    Great article. Simple ideas implemented in creative ways. I definitely will try out some of these ideas. Thanks

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