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Edge stitch the binding (stitch very close to the folded edge) from the Right side and you are done!

You can also hand stitch the binding down using a slip stitch (a blind stitch in which you stitch about 1/4" in the fold or tunnel of the binding, then take a small 1-2 thread "bite" of the main fabric, then continue back into the fold).

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    Sep 3, 2011, 12.01 PMby Kasiorist

    thank you for posting this is fantastic! I’ve heard the term before but always struggle with necklines. hopefully that will improve my results

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      Sep 3, 2011, 04.03 PMby bekabug8

      Good luck! Thanks for the comment!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 09.15 PMby Saeriu

    Hi, great tutorial! Just in case I missed it, you’re sewing the binding on the wrong side and folding it over on the right side or the outside of the garnment? Thanks!

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      Sep 3, 2011, 04.03 PMby bekabug8

      Yes! You can do it the other way to, (sewing to the right side and folding it over to the wrong side), but you can’t guarantee when you sew the binding down the in the last step that it will look nice from the right side unless you blind hand stitch it. By sewing it the way I explain in the tutorial, you can topstitch the binding from the right side and it will look perfect! Don’t you just hate it when you topstitch from the wrong side and the right side (the outside of the garment) looks kind of cruddy and wonky?

      Good luck!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 08.45 PMby lookingpast

    Great tutorial! I’ve used this technique on a number of linen shells this summer and put a row of decorative stitches on the binding to jazz it up a bit.

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      Sep 3, 2011, 04.04 PMby bekabug8

      Glad its been useful!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 07.49 PMby ErikaBR

    This is the easiest way to use the bias tape to finish the neckline and arm holes, IMO! I used it once and had a gret result.

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    Aug 2, 2011, 05.10 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Thank you for posting! I will be using in a project this week.
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