#bpsewvember day 13 is SHORTCUT 😋My most used shortcut is bias binding, cotton, satin, picot edged😀I sew nearly all hems with it, then sew ribbon on right side to cover machining😋Use it to do armholes and necklines, no facing needed😋 Use it when something isn’t long enough😜 and great to reduce bulk on heavier fabrics😀It comes in scrummy colours so fun to contrast too on inside, a sneaky pop of unexpected colour😋@bimbleandpimble#biasbinding#sewingshortcuts#sewistsofinstagram
Day 13 of #bpsewvember for @bimbleandpimble #shortcut : the most beautiful way to neaten a neckline and armholes is with a #fulllining (bonus: this dress is reversible), next is #facings , then #biasbinding but the quickest is just folding under and topstitching!
Which method I use rather depends on what the garment is for, and the bottom left was for a sixties fancy dress party.
Found this little rain drop bag kit hidden in my stash. Having trouble pinning the bias binding. Think I might give up today and wing it tomorrow, no pins. Instructions are badly translated from Chinese, pics are good though.
#sewvemberchallenge day 5! Bought a lilac bias binding but I am not digging it with my fabric. Gonna go get a red one maybe?? I'm open to suggestions! So today i cut out some pockets to put on my dress. I'll need to try it on so I can put them where they feel good. Also got some suuper cute Christmas platypus fabric, there was only .7m left so not sure what ill use it for but I LOVE it
Day 3: Happy Accident @bimbleandpimble #bpsewvember
Yes a day late sorry! Very bad form to be slipping behind on day 3, must try better. Although I had to search a bit for this and found it at the bottom of the washing pile, hence the creases 🙈😂 I love finishing hems of woven items with a bias binding hem. Even though it's normally hidden on the inside, I like how clean it looks and I find it less frustrating then measuring and folding up the hem in the standard way. It also gives me an extra bit of length which is normally welcome too.
Obvs for this I was not concentrating and put it on the wrong way around and couldn't be arsed to unpick the whole length of the hem, not that I'm lazy or anything... 🤔😂 But anyway I actually like how it looks, plus bonus the pink edge breaks up the white material from my even normally paler than white skin... Swipe to see an old photo of me wearing this @michaelmillerfabrics @dottieangel @simplicitynewlook #1080 dress and the original blurb... Not sure I should be finding the hashtag #ithinkineedanewhusband quite so amusing given my more recent circumstances 🙈😂🎉 #sewing#challenge#sewingchallenge#photochallenge#instachallenge#isew#imadethis#handmademe#lovesewing#lovetosew#closeup#zebra#biasbinding#hem#husbandfree#ish
Saving the best (😂ok the trickiest) for last. There have been alot of firsts with this mini Fairy collection. When the fairy fabric pack arrived my three girls were squabbling over 2 kid suitcases so I thought maybe, just maybe, I could make another one. Looking through Pintrest I found a suitcase tutorial from Ashley @crafterbynight (check it if you'd like to have a go) and after a bit of unpicking and some frustration (sewing corners with a zip) I now have a mini suitcase.
I made my own bias binding - cut it too small 😥 so it was very fiddly to bind the suitcase. I love the handle, lace and denim 😍