for my second week of technique-a-week, i tackled two seam finishes: bias bound and pinked! (my list of seam finishes is kind of epically long, so i’m going to try to move through them quickly.)
i’m already a huge fan of bias tape (i mean, who isn’t amiright?), and i love that the bias bound seam finish gives you the ability to add a fun little contrast color or pattern. i like those little hidden details!
neat and tidy.
i don’t love pinked seams quite so much. i don’t like how crinkly and fuzzy they get after washing, but this time i stitched a little row of straight stitches between the pinked edge and the seam. maybe that would help? my thread color matched too well, but you can see it on the back.
for both of these, i used my trusty copy of the vogue sewing book, but i did find a few great bias bound seam tutes online. the pinked seam is pretty self explanatory, me thinks!
- Jennifer from Workroom Social has a great YouTube video tutorial.
- Both the Coletterie and Oliver + S have great tutorials, as usual.
UPDATE! images from the vogue sewing book: