Hurrah! We made it to the last post of the bias facing and bias binding tutorials!
In this post we’re going to look at facing scallops, or inside corners. Learning this technique comes in handy for doing the 1940’s Apron Pattern, but also for binding squared, v neck, or sweetheart necklines.
We’re building upon techniques already learned in the prior binding/facing tutorials, so if you feel lost or missed the previous posts you can find them here.
There are a lot of ways to miter inside corners. For this tutorial I’m going to show you the technique I use. If you use another method please feel free to leave a comment or link!
Mitering Inside Corners or Scallops
We’ve already learned how to attach bias facing to a straight edge, and we’ve learned how to miter inside corners with bias binding. You’re going to combine those two types of techniques when you do your inside corners with bias facing. Just like with your bias binding, the most crucial part of getting inside corners right with bias facing is going to be that inside point. You can see we’ve pinned the bias facing along the edge (for this one the seam allowance is 1/4″, the same as the bias tape seam allowance). Pin until you get to the corner. See the point inside the circle? That is the most crucial part. We want to get that point right, so that the bias binding will lay flat along the inside of the piece at both the scallop you just did, and the scallop to come, and not pull or pucker at the point. Ease in the excess at the cut edge like a tuck (this is called a miter). Do the same for every scallop, or every corner you need to bind.
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