What is binding in fashion? then binding or facing might be the solution you’ve been seeking.
When you take a look at our face and binding options, it might be difficult to identify the difference between the possibilities. Face and binding were designed with different purposes, but there’s a little overlap too. Let’s review of the differences and similarities between these trims.
Binding is a length of fabric made to be folded around the edge of the fabric application in order to complete the edge. It is cut in the two options: straight along the length of fabric or along the bias, creating at a 45-degree angle to the fabric. The binding is either centerfold, meaning it is folded to make it easy to wrap around your edge that is not finished and flat. The latter requires to be folded prior to use. No matter which type you’re using, we’d recommend using the Sailrite(r)”Swing-Away” Binder. It is the best way to sew binding particularly around gentle curves outside. This attachment for your sewing machine ensures that your binding folds are straight and make sure you sew the back and front of your binding fabric.
How to Sew Binding?
Are you able to sew binding to garments? Anyone who creates DIY clothing is aware of the importance of the features that make clothes stand out. As it is, sewing binding is a factor that is sure to be significant and provides a stylish, elegant and a professional look to any garment. Therefore, it should be accomplished using a regular sewing machine to efficiently improve the overall appearance that the material.
What is the best way to stitch binding? From the neckline to the armhole there are numerous options in the use of binding on clothing. No matter what fabric it is, sewing a clean binding is essential and is done pressing the edges prior to stitching. Set up your machine using the correct needle and thread it correctly to ensure crisp straight stitching on the binding to create professional results.
What Is Binding? What Does It Mean In Sewing?
When it comes to sewing, binding refers to the procedure used to close the seam or hem of the garment. It involves a strip fabric that is typically folded around or pressed along the seam’s edge, and then sewn to make sure it is secured.
For those who are aware, there’s never an argument against the fact that binding is essential in finishing your DIY clothing. No matter what your dress or skirt it is bound to give it a perfect look with smooth edges everywhere. It is not just a way to make your garment look great however, it also stops the fabric from sagging around the edges.
What Is Bias Binding?
Bias binding is also known as bias tape. It is available in a narrow strip tape forms in various shades. Bias binding can be used to make the look of the fabric attractive, as well as to extend the longevity of the fabric by preventing edges from fraying too quickly. The majority of the time the bias bindings are placed on necklines and armholes in the curves of seams. Additionally, it can be used to make pipe, binding seams finishing raw edges, others.
The main reason for choosing bias over regular cut binding is because it’s more flexibility to sew around curves and creates a sleek appearance without puckering. To completely alter the appearance of your dress you can make use of contrasting colors or fabrics. If you are unable to locate the bias tape you want in the shop, you can make it yourself by cutting the bias strips of any fabric you want. Cut one thin strip with a 45 degree angle from the fabric that you are creating the dress out of.
The term “binding” means to secure or hold in place. Binding the edges of a project using bias strips fabric is an excellent option to cover the edges and provide a long-lasting finishing. Let’s look at the most well-known methods for finishing sewing tasks by binding in three methods! Before we go on you may be wondering what bias actually means. Woven fabrics are constructed with threads that run in two directions: warp threads that run the entire width of the material and weft threads that run across the length that the fabric.
- The fabric is characterized by grain lines determined by the weave
- The grain that runs lengthwise is far and wide with the warp threads.
- The crosswise grain is linked to the weft threads of the fabric.
- In the bias orientation of woven fabric is 45 degrees between the lengthwise as well as crosswise grain.
If you stretch a fabric that is woven in the bias direction , you will observe more stretch and elasticity the fabric than when you attempt to stretch along longitudinal or crosswise grains. The use of bias cut strips in binding edges on fabric does not just allow for more flexibility when binding curves and odd shapes, it also gives a an even more solid finish to the edges than the straight grain of binding.
Double Fold Bias Binding
The most well-known method of finishing edges using binding. It can be utilized in many different ways. Let’s review the essential methods to attach the double fold bias binding on any type of project. For a thorough tutorial, look over Faith Jones’ post on making Double fold bias binding at WeAllSew. You can create yourself a double fold bias-binding by following cutting and sewing directions in Annie Smith in her binding guide here. To tie this kennel quilt, I am making a bias strips cut 2 1/2 inches wide, then folded into half. I am using the walking foot #50 to prevent the layers from shifting during making bias binding.
Make sure you match the raw edges of your binding to the edge of the project, and then secure it with straight stitches (for this binding, I stitched using 1/4″ seam allowance). After stitching the binding onto the front of your piece, turn it over to the reverse and secure it with clips or pins. The binding should be completely covered the stitching that you started that secures the binding on the back. There are numerous methods to sew the binding after it has been folded towards the back. It is possible to hand-sew it to give a nearly invisible edge, or make use of this method for sewing the binding using straight stitches. Because this kennel quilt is likely to see a lot of use and will be used for a long time, I’m deciding to stitch the edge using the one-way zigzag stitch. If you want to use the zigzag technique you can choose the zigzag stitch that you are used to and put the foot on the edge created by the binding seam that is on top of the piece.
It secures the binding’s both sides using the strength of a stitch called a zigzag. There are many methods to apply this technique for other projects than quilts. Here are some. Double fold binding is also a great way to complete projects like Penny Layman’s adorable zipper pouches! Erica Bunker demonstrates how you can apply this technique with a twist to add an elegant appearance to arm or neck facings within her Bias Facing tutorial. The possibilities for binding using this technique are infinite!
Single Fold Bias Tape
Single bias tape made from strips cut to fit a bias, with the two edges of the outside folded or pressed down one time. You can buy single fold bias tape in pre-made form or create strips by yourself. Make use of one fold bias tape to give an attractive finish to necklines and arm holes on garments. Let’s review the fundamental method of attaching single folds below. To achieve a neat edge that you can’t notice from the front to the design, start by opening the other side of the bias tape with a single fold and securing it to the right edge of the project, with the raw edges joined. In these images, the bias tape single fold is sewn to an armhole. the edge cut will allow sewing around curves.
Stitch exactly across your binding’s fold lines. I prefer the reverse pattern foot #1D, with Dual Feed in order to stop this bias tape from moving during stitching. Fold the edge of the stitched seam over to the other part of the work, then press. Attach the edge that has been folded over onto the design. Finish stitching along the edge that is folded from the bias-binding with a thread that is closely matched to the project. The result is a smooth edge that do not notice from the other side of your garment or the project. You can also use a different color simple fold bias tape and add an exciting accent on your creation! In this case, it was stitched on opposite sides of the garment. It was then it was flipped onto the other side before being finished with an appropriate thread.
Double Fold Bias Tape
Double bias tape folds twice. The edges are folded one time, just like the single bias tape. After that, it is then folded into half. Double fold bias tape can be purchased as bias tape in the form of pre-made strips or make your own. Double fold bias tape for an elegant finish, as you can be able to see the bias edge on both sides of your project. Let’s look at the basic steps to attach Double folded bias tape. Unfold one end of double-fold tape, then put it to the edge of your design. In this instance, the double bias tape fold is used to finish the edge of a basic circular placemat. Utilize either the walking foot 50, and the “D” foot with Dual Feed to prevent the layers from moving while making the stitching of this bias tape. Stitch on the first fold of the tape with the same color thread to match the binding.
The bias tape should be folded towards the side of the project, making sure the fold completely covers the stitching that is used to secure this tape onto the fabric. Stitch near the folded over edges of the bias tape to the opposite aspect of the work. This creates a cleanand polished look on every side.
Which Type of Binding Should I Use?
The kind of binding you choose for the project is determined by how much flexibility and strength you require.
- Flexibility When your project includes long straight lines (like quilts) cross grain or straight grain binding should work perfectly. However, if the project has a curvy shape (think necklines, armholes and hemlines, or quilts that have curves in the corners) Flexible and elastic bias binding is able to bend easier and lay flat and neat.
- Durability: Different kinds of binding provide various threads along the edges of your project. A greater thread coverage means more durability. We’re talking about:
- Straight and Cross Grain Binding types bindings have the smallest amount in thread cover. The binding’s fold is joined by a single thread. This thread absorbs all damage along the edges of your work. If your quilt is subject to moderate usage, this generally isn’t a problem. However, when quilts are going to get high usage (like babies’ quilts) You may want to consider bias binding to provide more durability.
- Bias Binding: If strip binding is cut with a bias it provides greater thread coverage along the fold. The same threads do not always appear located on the outside. This adds an additional level of durability as multiple threads share strain and wear along the edges.
Tips for Making Bias Binding
Consider the way your final product will be employed. Even if you’ve got the straightest edges available, when your product is likely to be used frequently you might want to consider the possibility of a bias binding to improve the durability of your project.
Have a closer look at the fabric you are planning to use to make your binding. Prints may take on an entirely different appearance by cutting straight along grain or. diagonally across the bias. Find out below how the same fabric gets a completely different look when cut straight on grain, cross grain, and the bias.
Whatever method you choose to use for the bias binding you must press your seams wide to reduce the bulk along the edges of the project.
Make sure not to pull or extend your bias-binding while you sew it onto. Lay it flat when you go around the curves, and ensure it’s as loose as you can. Binding clips or pins to keep it in place each inch or so, If you find it useful.
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