A Beginner’s Guide to Bias Binding Trim

A Beginner’s Guide to Bias Binding Trim

If you have ever tried your hand at a sewing project, you've probably heard of bias binding trim. But what is it and how can it be used? Bias binding trims are decorative edges that are used for dressmaking, upholstery, quilting, and all manor of projects. In this guide, we’ll discuss the basics of bias binding trim so you can decide if it’s the right finishing touch for your next project!

What Is Bias Binding Trim?
Bias binding trim is a woven or non-woven fabric edge that has been cut on the bias. The term "bias" refers to the angle at which the fabric is cut; in this case, it's cut at an angle of 45 degrees to the grainline of the fabric. This allows for greater flexibility and movement when creating an edge. It also creates a more attractive finished look than regular straight cuts. As a result, bias binding trim is often used for garments and crafts that require extra stretch or flexibility.

What Are Some Common Uses for Bias Binding Trim?
Bias binding trims can be used in many different ways depending on your project. For example, they are commonly used as decorative edges on clothing items such as skirts or dresses. They can also be used to finish off quilts or upholstery projects such as pillows or cushions. Additionally, they are often used to make straps and ties for small bags or purses. Finally, they are great for reinforcing seams on delicate fabrics such as chiffon or lace.

Where Can I Find Bias Binding Trim?
Bias binding trim is available at most sewing shops but you will often find that your choices are fairly limited. At Sewing Wholesale, you'll find a huge collection of bias binding in all different colours, shapes and sizes. We have ready-made trims in lots and lots of colours and patterns and types. From standard bias to double folded and piping bias, we have more finishing trims that you might have thought possible. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even make your own bias binding trim from scratch with some simple tools and supplies!

With its flexible design and wide range of uses, bias binding trim is an essential tool for any small maker or manufacturer looking to take their projects to the next level! Whether you use ready-made trims or create your own custom designs from scratch, adding bias binding trim will add texture and interest to any handmade clothing item or home decor item that could benefit from it. So go ahead - give it a try today!

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