technique-a-week: bias bound seam (and pinked!)

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.)

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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!

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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.

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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!

UPDATE! images from the vogue sewing book:



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