Sewing Bias Seams

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A bias binding gives a neat and strong finish to an edge. The bias nature of the tape allows it to curve over a shaped edge without wrinkling. Use it on seams and hems, and as a decorative finish.
Adapted from "How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns," by Lee Hollahan, published by Barron's Educational Series. Lead image from Dreamstime / Sarah2.

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Step 1

Fold ready-made double-fold bias-binding tape in half to enclose the fabric’s raw edges.

Step 2

Place the folded tape over each raw edge and pin the layers together. Baste too, if preferred.

Step 3

Sew through all layers with a straight stitch, keeping close to the binding edge.

Step 4

Look at the reverse side to check that the tape is sewn down all along the edge.

Step 5

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