Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Bias Binding

I think I am a bias binding convert. I've always avoided it in the past, but I've really wanted to make the girls some little jackets and to have binding around the edges. I think I've had the fabric sitting here in a pile for 2 months. Their new jackets from the last post need a wash so I have had two children yelling "Jacket, jacket" at me all day and then I saw this magazine.

And these images in the back and discovered these tutorials and I think I'm converted.

I am making progress on the first jacket. Hopefully there will be finished pictures soon.

11 comments:

Rachael said...

Hmm, I've always avoided making my own bias binding, and usually end up wishing I had taken the plunge and made some up. Now I can see why I should, that pic alone is enough! Can't wait to see the finished jacket with your very own bias binding!

Di said...

I love it - but I would be too scared to even think about making my own bias binding!
Love the new look blog!

Belinda said...

I'm a convert too, since I brought my clover bias maker. So easy!!and so much nicer than that crappy stuff you can buy.

Gabrielle said...

I love the look of bias binding, but really had no idea how to do it, so this is very inspiring. Can't wait to see more of the jacket.

dizzyjadey said...

I love making my bias binding, too. Could never get the right weight in the shop bought stuff before.

Your magazine looks fab! Care to share your japanese craft book source?

sue said...

I cant wait to see how your jackets turn out. The fabric you are using looks lovely. I like your new layout too, black is so hard to read for my eyes, so this is much lighter and brighter.

Susan said...

Can't wait to see those jackets!

Sheeps Clothing said...

Making bias binding is just a bit too hard for me. I agree that the stuff you buy is crappy, so I just try to avoid the whole thing.
I look forward to seeing the finished jackets and think you are very clever to even attempt them!!

glorydaze said...

I always thought bias binding would be more difficult but that tutorial is great, I just did a mini practice piece and it really is easy-peasy-japanesey!
Thanks for sharing!
Megan

shula said...

How groovy is your New Look?

shula said...

ps. I'm dying to work out the bias thing.