I thought I'd just tell you how to do the twisted binding. I saw it at a seminar, as I said.
- Make binding strips, and mark across the strip on the wrong side every inch (or so; test to see what you like).
- Stitch the binding to garment, RST.
- Turn the binding to the inside, and instead of matching the markings evenly, match the end of one mark to the beginning of the next, so each mark is shifted ahead one inch, or one mark.
- You may want to baste this before stitching in the ditch from the front.
This will make the binding twist in a decorative way. This is especially cute with a contrast binding. I think you also get a better effect with a fairly thin binding fabric.
Thanks for sharing this, sounds pretty easy. I've seen this in RTW and I wondered how it was accomplished. Can't wait to try it myself.
Thank you so much.
Why, that's just adorable! It looks like you didn't cut the fabric on the bias - true?
Very true, Suzee. For a knit, the crossgrain is fine.
Thanks for posting the instructions. I was about to ask you how it was done, and I bet a lot of others were too!
Thanks for sharing the method. It makes for a sweet finish, especially for a simple project.
I love the look of this binding technique! And so simple. I'll definitely be using this in the future. Thanks for the pictures and great description!
Hey, what a great idea. Thanks for the instructions!
I'd like to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing it.
This is great! I hope to do a tutorial on a twisted hem edge soon myself. I see that you can use the straight grain on a knit, but do you think bias would be better for a lightweight woven? Hm... (and also, I assume you would press under 1/2" or so on the back before stitching in the ditch?)
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