Making your own custom bias binding is almost a requirement for most sewing projects. Sure, you can buy pre-made binding… but sewing projects always look nicer when you make your own binding from coordinating fabric. Right? Now, I’m not gonna lie… making your own bias binding is a bit tedious. EASY. But still a little tedious… but so worth it.
I found a few videos and a couple EXCELLENT step-by-step tutorials that are full of great tips and techniques on how to cut, make and sew your bias binding. You’ll see some of the same techniques throughout… but each tutorial stands on its own when it comes to learning something new about bias binding.
Cutting, Making, Sewing, Straight Edges, Mitered Corners and Curved Edges… all here!
Tutorial #9 is by far the most unique tutorial I have ever seen on sewing bias binding. You’re never gonna believe this was ever an option!
Bias Binding Tutorial #1
So, this is a pretty old video from the depths of my video library. I thought I’d dust it off and share it with you to show you how I cut bias strips. Now… the way that I piece the strips together is different from most tutorials… and that’s because I’m an imperfect cutter and sewer and my method allows for that. You’ll see what I mean…
Bias Binding Tutorial #2
The traditional method for making long bias strips, is to cut the fabric on the bias in strips and then piece them together.
This method shows you a neat way to quickly make one long bias strip from your fabric. It’s pretty neat.
This step-by-step tutorial is from Craftsy and is one of the best instructions I’ve seen on sewing continuous bias strips.
" While bias binding can be used to add interest to the edges of any quilting project, it’s a must for quilts and quilted accessories with curved edges. Making bias binding with stripes and other straight prints can lead to a visually intriguing quilt binding with the stripes or print on the diagonal. Rather than sew tons of seams to piece your bias strips together, the method below allows you to sew just two seams to make continuous binding, and then cut your binding along drawn lines.
Cut a square piece of fabric. The larger your square, the more continuous bias binding you’ll be able to make. Place a pin at the center left and at the center right side of the fabric square. Cut the square on the diagonal once. Be careful not to stretch or pull the bias edges.
Bias Binding Tutorial #3
Here’s a well done video on how to make continuous bias strips. This is a perfect technique for needing a LOT of bias binding… like for quilts. Or maybe you like the idea of making spools of bias binding for future projects… this is an excellent technique to try out. Let me know if you’ve done this… how did it work for you?
Bias Binding Tutorial #4
Bias Binding Tutorial #5
This is part 2 where she shows you how to sew your bias binding onto your garments.
Bias Binding Tutorial #6
This video shows you how to sew a binded edge with mitered corners. Watch and learn with Jenny T.
Bias Binding Tutorial #7
This detailed tutorial from Jaybird Quilts gives great tips on how to sew bias binding around really tight curves. I love how she uses clips to achieve her smooth results!
You can get the full step by step instructions with photos here => http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2011/06/binding-curves-tutorial.html
Bias Binding Tutorial #8
I found this video on how to sew on binding smoothly around curves. Key word his is SMOOTHLY. How many times have you sewn bias binding around a curve and got it creased or bunched up? I know I’ve had tons of trouble when I was first learning! Still now… sometimes :(
This video that does an excellent job of showing you how to cut bias binding and sew bias binding… plus she gives you tons of great tips.
This is totally worth the watch…
Bias Binding Tutorial #9
Glue. Yep. Have you tried this?? You’ve gotta let me know how this method worked for you.
Go here to read the full tutorial.
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