How to Sew Binding

This is a quick & neat technique & you can use it to sew any type of binding – neck, armhole, hem, splits, etc…

How to Sew Binding - Steps 1 & 2

Step 1

Fold binding in half lengthwise & press.

Step 2

Then fold seam allowance of one of the edges & press.

How to Sew Binding - Step 3

Step 3

Pin & sew unfolded edge of binding to neckline.

How to Sew Binding - Steps 4 & 5

Step 4

If you have an opening at the back neck, fold the ends of the binding inwards & press to secure in place.

Step 5

Fold bind over the seams & pin in place

How to Sew Binding - Step 6

Step 6

Finally from the right side stitch in the ditch (sink stitch) along the neck seam, making sure that inside bind edge is caught in the seam.

How to Sew Single V-neck Binding

The technique is exactly the same. All you’d need to do is to create a V-neck tuck in the centre neck.

How to Sew Single V-Neck Binding - Steps 1 & 2

Step 1

Fold binding in half lengthwise & press. Then fold seam allowance of one of the edges & press.

Step 2

Sew edges of neck bind. Press open to reduce bulk.

How to Sew Single V-Neck Binding - Step 3

Step 3

Attach unfolded edge of bind to neckline.

How to Sew Single V-Neck Binding - Steps 4, 5 & 6

Step 4

Fold bind over the seams & pin in place.

Step 5

Stitch in the ditch (sink stitch) along the neck seam from right side, making sure that inside bind edge is caught in the seam.

Step 6

Fold the centre corner & stitch to create V-neck.

How to Sew Double Binding

This technique will help you to create accurate professional looking bound edge. This type of binding in perfect for necks & armholes.

How to Sew Double Binding - Step 1

Step 1

Fold binding in half lengthwise & press.

How to Sew Double Binding - Step 2

Step 2

Lay raw edges of bind along the edge which you are binding. Pin in place & stitch together.

How to Sew Double Binding - Steps 3, 4 & 5

Step 3

Fold bind up & press neatly.

Step 4

Then fold bind over the seam & align over the stitching (make sure the edge of the bind is covering the stitching by about 2mm). Pin in place.

Step 5

Stitch in the ditch (sink stitch) along the seam from right side, making sure that inside bind edge is caught in the seam.

How to Sew Double Inside Binding

How to Sew Double Inside Binding - Steps 1 & 2

Step 1

Fold binding in half lengthwise and press.

Step 2

Stitch both raw edges of the binding together.

How to Sew Double Inside Binding - Step 3

Step 3

Pin then stitch the raw edge seams of the binding to the neckline.

How to Sew Double Inside Binding - Step 4

Step 4

Flat stitch the seam edge of the binding, then turn bind completely to the inside and pin in place.

How to Sew Double Inside Binding - Step 5

Step 5

Hand stitch with a slip stitch on the inside or/ sew a ¼” or 6mm top stitch.