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making continous bias strips

jenniferbabs's picture

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.

BYDEZINE's picture

(post #24422, reply #1 of 4)

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.

Jean's picture

(post #24422, reply #2 of 4)

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


 


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sandermom's picture

(post #24422, reply #3 of 4)

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

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Jean's picture

(post #24422, reply #4 of 4)

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

 


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A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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