What is Seam Binding?: Seam binding is a type of binding that you’ll stitch onto the inside of sewing projects/garments, to cover the seam allowances. This is done in instances of thick or textured fabric, where overlocking or french-seaming is not an option because of the fabric. You can use store bought pre-folded standard poly/cotton bias binding, or, you can cut your own strips of bias binding from the fabric, to use as binding. Happy Sewing! xx
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Tracing Patterns: I know I always say not to buy the cheap webbing interfacing, but, thanks to a sewing superstar’s suggestion earlier in the week, it can actually be used for a much better purpose: Trace your tissue paper commercial pattern size onto the sew-in interfacing to keep your patterns in the correct size, in a sturdy format, without having to deal with that constantly-tearing tissue paper! It’s lighter and easier to handle than poster paper! Happy Sewing x
Fusible interfacing as patch: If you are using fusible interfacing to patch a hole in fabric, cut the patch shape to a circle, with rounded corners, rather than square, the corners of which will eventually start to peel away with wear & wash. Happy Sewing! (and repairing?!) xx P.S. Also try to use an interfacing that is similar in colour & weight to the fabric its being fused to.
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