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Sewing Tips: Sew Bias Binding with a Sewing Machine

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Pre-packaged and handmade bias binding (also known as bias tape) is a great tool for neatly finishing the edges of garments and other sewing projects, and it’s one of my favorite ways to add a splash of contrast color to collars and hems. But, every once in a while—especially when I’m sleepy—I manage to shift the fold while I’m sewing and completely miss the back side of the binding, and then swearing and seam ripping ensues. Sound familiar? Before you start your next sewing project, check out this helpful bias binding sewing tutorial from Jodie at The Haby Goddess. It’s a great refresher for your bias binding-related sewing skills, and includes a helpful trick for ensuring that you catch the back of the binding every single time!

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Ready to give it a try? Click here to see how it’s done.

And, if you’re looking to build your bias binding skills even more, you can also check out Jodie’s tutorials for adding bias binding to curves and sewing mitered corners with bias binding.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley. https://www.redhandledscissors.com

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