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Bands and Embroidery Edging
Bands and Embroidery Edging Make Edgings With A
with our Finishing Touches 2 sewing tips with
the different ways of applying bands as trims and
commercial embroidery edging.
applied as trims - often in the reverse manner to facings
- that are turned to the outside. Bands may be ribbon or
self-fabric; flat, gathered, pleated or tucked. For
professional results, use the machine edge stitcher or
zigzag stitch. Miter corners. Bands are often used to
give garments or any other item for that matter a new
look or repair a worn edge.
band: Make two bands, stitch all around on three sides,
right sides together, trim seams, turn and finish fourth
side by hand, turning in raw edges. Used for ties at the
front edge of a garment or for bows and other neckline
both raw edges of band and baste to position on garment.
Edge stitch on both sides or catch by hand. Used
horizontally or vertically on any part of the sewing
project for decoration.
strap: Turn in raw edges of band so they meet in the
center and overcast edges together. Baste to garment and
edge stitch on both sides. Used for heavy materials,
wools and velvet to decorate neckline, bodice, or
sometimes buttoned to garments for detachable trim. Make
buttonholes in band, and sew buttons onto
- known as seam beading and embroidery veining – is a
narrow openwork band, which has fabric margins on both
sides. It is often used as a trim between seam
entre-deux to right side, using cording foot to
stitch close; trim margin to 1/8 inch, roll
material over, whip. Or, trim both thicknesses
thin material, apply on right side, roll margin
and fabric together,
away margin, roll garment edge and whip to
edge of garment / sewing project is to be
gathered, roll edge and whip, pulling up thread
every fourth stitch or so to gather. Whip
gathered edge to
insert veining in a seam, fold seam allowances
back, baste folds to both sides of veining and
stitch. Trim seam of garment / sewing project
very close, and hem inner edge of veining to
Commercial embroidery edging
embroidery edging is applied with one of the methods
described under ruffles. Miter corners
carefully, retaining curves, trim and overcast raw edges.
Or, lay several pleats at corners.
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applying bands and embroidery edging or try applying
edge and tassels.