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How to use the Bias Binding Presser Foot

Self Folding:

  1. Follow steps 1 & 2 in How to Make Bias Binding
  2. Leave the Bias unfolded and cut the beginning on an angle.
  3. Bias Binding - cut on angle
  4. With the Presser foot not attached, thread the bias through the folding implement on the bias foot.
  5. Note: If working with patterned fabric, the pattern (right side) will need to face the right hand side when threading.

    threading bias
  6. Pull the remaining fabric through, using a pin or awl to assist. Fabric will start to curl to create a bias fold
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  8. Remove the current presser foot from the machine and attach the bias binding foot along with the threaded bias.
  9. removing foot bias binding foot
  10. Sew a few stitches along the bias to examine stitch position, adjust where needed. This can be done by adjusting the needle position to the left or adjusting the stitch width.
  11. Note: The needle should only be set to straight stitch when working with bias binding.

    Testing Bias Needle Position Stitch Width
  12. Once desired stitch position has been set, select the fabric required for binding.
  13. Bias binding - stitching
  14. Place the fabric between the top and bottom fold implement on the bias binding foot.
  15. Sewing on Bias
  16. Stitch until you reach the end of the fabric.
  17. To remove the project, cut off the bias binding just before the fold implement. Lift the presser foot and needle, gently pull the fabric, thread and remaining bias through.
  18. Finishing Bias

Pre-folded bias:

Bias should be 6mm finish or smaller, otherwise an Adjustable Bias Binding Foot may be required.

  1. Leave the bias folded and cut the beginning on an angle.
  2. Bias Binding
  3. With the presser foot not attached, thread the bias through the folding implement on the bias foot.
  4. Pulling Bias through
  5. Pull the remaining bias through, using a pin or awl to assist.
  6. Remove the current Presser foot from the machine and attach the bias binding foot along with the threaded bias.
  7. Bias binding foot
  8. Sew a few stitches along the bias to examine stitch position, adjust where needed. This can be done by adjusting the needle position to the left or adjusting the stitch width.
  9. Note: The needle should only be adjusted for straight stitch when working with bias binding.

    testing bias
  10. Once desired stitch position has been set, select the fabric required for binding.
  11. Place the fabric between the top and bottom fold implement on the bias binding foot.
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  13. Stitch until you reach the end of the fabric.
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  15. To remove the project, cut off bias binding just before the fold implement. Lift the presser foot and needle, gently pull the fabric, thread and remaining bias through.
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