As discussed in part 1 – I love bias binding. But I have decided that my life is too short to make my own.
Similarly, when it come to sewing it on, I opt for simplicity. All the ways I was taught to do it at school are beautifully explained here by Made by Rae – but it is another of those moments where I have to ask WHY… ?
There are some situations where you need to sew bias binding twice (e.g. I cannot imagine sorting out the edges of a quilt in one fell swoop) but for most of the purposes I use it there is a much quicker way.
- Bung it on
- Pin the hell out of it
- Stitch fairly close to the edge
- Be happy – aim to go to bed before 3 am
So here are two super speedy, no-iron binding methods that I use on all my projects
How to Binding a Raw Edge – the super speedy, late night method.
– When to use: seam allowances, arm openings, maybe a hem if you feel a little bit bold and want your binding to show (remember you’ll need to cut off your seam allowance or you’ll have something 5/8 longer than you originally planned)
How to bind a hem – the super speedy late night method.
When to use:
– When you love a sneaky flash of colour and/or cannot stand raw edges and have no overlocker
And here is the finished view. According to my phone even with all the photo taking this took 4 minutes to produce