So you’ve heard that we’ve just released Mini Darling Ranges, you’ve got 10 daughters and you’re thinking to yourself, can I be bothered making enough bias binding for ALL those gorgeous matching dresses? Well, firstly, woah. That’s a lot of daughters, and that’s a lot of binding. I can’t relate on the 10 daughters part, but I have had to make ridiculous amounts of bias binding before, and I’m here to tell you –
I KNOW AN EASIER WAY!
This method involves a bit more sewing than the continuous strip method which i know is really popular, but it results in less seams in your binding, and also gives you the opportunity to line up stripes or checks if you’re a big fan of pattern matching like me. It involves some fancy folding and accurate cutting, but taking it step by step, its a super easy way to make a huge amount of binding relatively quickly. And when i say huge, I mean HUGE! Today I’m making around 40m (almost 44 yards) of binding! But of course the same technique can be used on a smaller scale too.
This method isn’t just for people with lots of daughters, it’s also great for making binding for the edges of quilts, super easy bunting or spaghetti straps, for binding seams on the inside of garments or for a decorative bound edge on the outside of garments – the list goes on. Having your own giant stash of binding, ready to go at a moments notice, is ridiculously handy – so let’s get started!