Do you love sewing with french terry but struggle with binding? Do you want to learn how to create professional-looking knit garments with this cozy and versatile fabric? If you answered yes, then this video is for you!
In this video, I’m going to show you how to sew knit binding with french terry in 5 easy steps. You’ll learn how to cut, fold, pin, sew, and finish your binding like a pro. You’ll also see some tips and tricks to avoid common mistakes and achieve a neat and clean result.
What is knit binding?
Knit binding is a technique of finishing the raw edges of knit fabrics with a strip of fabric that is folded and sewn along the edge. Knit binding can be used for necklines, armholes, hems, or any other edge that needs a clean finish. Knit binding can also add some contrast and interest to your garment.
Why use knit binding with french terry?
French terry is a type of knit fabric that has loops on one side and smooth surface on the other. It is soft, stretchy, and comfortable to wear. It is also easy to sew with and doesn’t fray or curl much. However, french terry can be bulky and stiff when folded over itself, which can make it difficult to hem or finish with traditional methods. That’s why knit binding is a great option for french terry. It creates a flat and smooth edge that doesn’t add too much bulk or stiffness. It also gives your garment a more polished and professional look.
To sew knit binding with french terry, you’ll need:
- French terry fabric for your main garment
- Knit fabric for your binding (preferably with similar weight and stretch as your french terry)
- A rotary cutter or scissors
- A ruler or measuring tape
- Pins or clips
- A sewing machine with a stretch needle and a zigzag stitch
- An iron
We can't wait to see what you create!