How to finish seams with open bias binding


Dreamer, today we present how to finish seams with open bias. Some examples of their use are in views, hems, or decorations in your sewing projects.

The result will be a bias with a clean and flat finish.

Check out the step-by-step we prepared for you in the following images.

We hope you enjoy this post!

Let's start!

Step 1

Start sewing down the center of the fabric over one bias binding end; this will prevent the seam allowances from gathering and bulking.

Step 2

First, align the bias binding with the edge of the fabric and secure it with clips or pins.

Fold the end of the bias binding at 45°, as shown in the picture.


Step 3.

Sew over the fold with a straight stitch, finish at the beginning, and cut off the excess tape from the fold, leaving a 3/16” seam allowance.

Continue sewing along the whole edge.

Step 4

When you reach the joining area, join the end of the bias binding 1/2 or 1 inch and sew it over the beginning.

Step 5

You will have two layers of bias binding, which you will join on the front with a parallel seam to the 45° fold to fix the bias binding overlap.

Step 6

At this point, you can cut off the excess bias binding, now fold the open bias to the front of the fabric and sew with a straight stitch over the edge of it.



As a result, you will have an open bias binding edge with flat and thin seams, giving your projects an excellent finish.


If you want to know another method, here we leave you this video to sew a bias in your sewing projects.

Placing bies with your adjustable binder presser foot is another easy way we recommend you.

Thanks for reading our blog and tell us in the comments if you know this sewing technique yet.

See you in another post! Bye for now!

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