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making continous bias strips

jenniferbabs | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Please help me! I am trying to figure out how to make continous bias strips to use as a hong kong seam finish on a lovely pair of wool slacks. I have looked in books. My mother and I were trying to figure it out. Wierdly enough I seamed two sides and it worked. But now, I have no idea how I did it.

I do not have a serger, so unfortunately that option is out.

Thank you for your help.

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  1. BYDEZINE | | #1

    here is an article with diagrams. when it's time to make the folds, I find that the little gizmos made by Clover are perfect and my bindings come out nice and even.

    http://sewing.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.cyberport.net/users/milnerwm/Instructions.html%23anchor243291

    hope this helps.

    1. Jean | | #2

      This is another set of diagrams for making bias tape.  I find that drawing the lines on the fabric helps to cut accurately.

      http://www.pipcom.com/~tempus/sewing/bias.html

      1. sanderson | | #3

        Hey there, I need to do the lines, too.  I've found that a scrap sliver of bar soap makes a wonderful "pencil". 

        1. Jean | | #4

          How ya doing friend? I like your soap sliver idea.

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