This is the last installment in the series for bias binding using the one-step method of attaching both ends of the bias at once (not the sew one side, flip over, then sew the other side as used most often now-a-days). In this blog post we’ll learn to bind inside corners. After this you should be all set to sew the bias bound version of the 1940′s apron pattern! Of course, all of these techniques can be applied to any sewing or craft project you are making that needs to have bias binding attached.
Mitering Inside Corners
We previously learned how to miter the outside corners, and attach bias on curves, so now we’re ready for the rest of the apron construction! This method can be used for the scallops but should also be used for a sweetheart neckline.
Here you find me nearing my first scallop to be bound. See the point on the outside? The area you will need to bind will actually be a bit more of a drastic point. To help aid with getting this point right on my bias binding, so it lays flat and smooth, I have given myself a cross line to match (in yellow on the piece). Of course, make sure your method of marking will come out of your finished garment! To draw my cross marks I used a clear ruler and measured in 1/2″ from one edge, drew a line, then 1/2″ from the edge of the next scallop, and drew another line (if your bias binding is a different size, substitute that measurement for the 1/2″). Where those two lines intersect you are going to make your point. The excess will be folded in, so it rounds the corner nice and smoothly. Here we go…
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