How to Add French Bias Tape to a Neckline
There are some ways how to make bias binding and add a bias tape to the neckline or armholes of dress, blouses etc. In this post I offer you one of these ways - the topstitching method.
This step by step guide helps you to make a neckline of a dress with bias tape without serger and sewing machine also. If you do not have the sewing machine you can use the hand stitches only.
Now let's learn the steps of French bias binding tutorial.
For French bias binding you need cut the strips of fabric at an angle of 45 degrees.
The wide of strips is about 5 - 6 cm.
Using this method of making bias strip you need fold in half this strip.
Note: Fold wrong sides together.
Now you need attach the double thickness of this fabric along the neck line a dress.
Place the tape along the right side a neckline. Sew around the strip with seam allowance 0.7 - 1 cm.
2/3 width of the tape will be used for making the bias binding around the neckline.
Press the bias band on the face side a neckline, as shown.
This is the wrong side a neckline.
Now you need fold the strip to the wrong side a neckline, as shown.
If seam allowance is very wide you can trim it.
Baste by hand stitches the bias binding around the neckline near the seam.
Note: on the back side a neckline the tape will be wider.
So looks the wrong side of French bias binding before stitching.
This is the right side of dress neckline.
There are two ways of attaching the binding: along the right side a bias tape and on the wrong side. I like to do the top stitching method. Make this finish line along the seam, as shown.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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