Bias Sewing for Couture Garments | Video
“Bias is very challenging to sew, but it is also very rewarding,” couture sewing expert Claire B. Shaeffer observes in this episode on the basics of bias sewing. In her no-fuss, clear manner, Claire gives sewers of all skill levels an overview of couture bias sewing for complete garments and for specific details, such as trims at the neckline.
Find and mark the bias
Claire explains how to determine the lengthwise grain, which is essential to finding a fabric’s bias. Armed with marking tools, such as an isosceles right triangle, she shows how to find the bias and mark it properly. Because the triangle drafting tool is not a common implement, she also shows how you can find and mark bias with a standard envelope. Then she demonstrates how to cut, baste, and sew bias-cut material.
Claire walks through how to find the true bias, which runs at a…
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