Hello Bernina lovers!
In my last article I explained the different steps to create your own bias binding. You can read it here.
Today I will explain to you how to sew a bias binding that will remain invisible. There are different options when we talk about bias, some are visible to stand out or give a nice touch, and the one I am going to explain here is only for finishing purposes, as it will remain invisible (inside) . ) once sewn.
This type of finish is applied when the edge has a curved shape (such as a neckline, a rounded hem, etc.), because the way the bias is cut allows the fabric to have more elasticity in order to better match the rounded edges. shape of a curved seam.
But you can also use it in any type of finish, just to have a nice seam.
Follow these steps to sew an invisible seam…
Place your bias on top of the edge (hem, neckline, etc.) of your fabric, right sides together (open the bias which is usually folded). Match the edges of the bias tape and your seam.
Pin your bias and your fabric.
Sew the 2 layers on the line created by the bias fold. Start and end with a secure point.
Cut the excess fabric from your garment (not the bias).
Fold the bias completely and place it facing the wrong side of your garment/piece.
Iron flat to ensure it is placed correctly.
Pin all the way through.
Topstitch the bias tape and your garment/piece on the edge of the bias tape (at 2 mm) to close it.
Please note that these stitches will be available from the outside side, so it is recommended to topstitch from the right side to ensure the stitch line created is even and nice (but make sure you sew all layers when doing this!) .
And that easily, you're done!
You can follow the same steps to sew visible bias tape, but instead of placing the bias tape and fabric right sides together, simply place the bias tape right sides together on the wrong side of the fabric. By turning the bias, it will be placed on the right side of the fabric, and therefore, it will be visible.
You can also see all the steps in this video tutorial: