Bias binding features on a lot of my sewing projects, especially my lightweight summery style garments. I use it in a variety of ways on both the inside and the outside of my garments. It’s so simple to make with one of the little bias binding making tools and it is so much better to be able to create your own than be limited by the selection available to buy in the shops.
I was introduced to the little bias binding making tools quite late on in my sewing career while taking a class on lingerie at London College of fashion a few years ago. I was so chuffed with the discovery I remember rushing out to John Lewis to pick one up on my lunch break. Before then I had battled with trying to press my bias strips in half and in half again whilst trying not to burn myself with a hot steaming iron- fiddly, dangerous and not recommended!
I thought it was about time that I shared my love and gratitude for these handy little metal devices and the wonder that is bias binding in general and have made a couple of little video tutorials on how to make and apply it. This was definitely an exercise in facing one’s fears as I’m not a big fan of having cameras pointing at me but I think that videos are a great platform for sewing tutorials as it’s always best to see things in action if possible.
Here is the first of the two videos which covers cutting and making your binding.
As always if you have any questions please pop them below and if there are any other video tutorials you would like to see let me know!
Thanks for watching!