How to Join the Ends of Binding

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape

In this bias tape binding tutorial you will learn an easy way how to cut bias strips and to join the ends of strips together.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 1

To sew together two parts of bias tapes you need know some features.
The main feature is that the fabric should be cut on strips at an angle 45 degrees, as shown.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 2

Cut the strips along marked lines.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 3

Look! All bias strips are arranged diagonally relative to the vertical and perpendicular lines of fabric. This is an important condition to join all short strips in one long bias tape correctly.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 4

If you cut the strips in this way (with corners having 45 degrees) you do not have to align the edges of stripes. The length of these diagonal edges having an angle of 45 degrees will be the same.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 5

Place and pin both bias strips together combining both edges of strips. For beginners I advise draw a straight line, as shown.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 6

Now you need sew bias strips together on sewing machine. Sew along this marked line to make a diagonal joining of fabric, with seam allowance 0.6 - 0.7 mm.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 7

Now you need press seam allowances open and joining of bias binding will be completed.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 8

Do not use a steam of iron. Fingers are too close to iron and steam can damage them.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 9

This is wrong side of bias tape.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 10

On this photo shows the face side of bias tape.
I hope this tutorial help you to join strips of fabric for bias tape correctly.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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