Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bias strips on lapel and pocket

My jacket is almost finished. A little bit of work on the lining, buttonholes and buttons and then it’s ready. Before posting about the finished jacket below the way I made the bias strips of fabric on the lapel and the welt pockets. Photographed on scraps, while I was doing it on the jacket I forgot those.

 

First the bias strip was ironed with a bias tape maker. As the fabric is a linen and cotton mix it is easy to iron.

Then I took the SA curve ruler and placed that on the edge of the pattern piece. All strips were sewn before further construction of the lapel or welt. The bias strips I placed to the inside edge of the ruler and in this way the distance was even everywhere. My seam allowances are 1 cm (3/8”) and in this way half a centimeter remained between seam line and bias tape.

I used a special adhesive pen I recently found in a notions store (website here).

 

But still used some pins too.

 

The final step was topstitching using the blindstitch foot and upholstery thread  which is a bit thicker than normal thread.

9 comments:

  1. This is looking so stylish - your bias strip is beautifully executed. Looking forward to seeing it all finished...J

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  2. A beautiful and unusual detail, Sigrid!

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  3. Great detail. I am looking forward to seeing the finished jacket.

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  4. Ik ben gek op details, ze maken het jasje net meer eigen. Ben erg benieuwd hoe het definitieve plaatje eruit ziet.

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  5. Beautiful detail! That glue pen looks interesting too.

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  6. Beautiful. Your use of all these notins is enlightening.

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  7. Interesting detail and thank you for showing it.

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  8. Love this. I have one of these bias tape makers but haven't mastered it. Must reread instructions!

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  9. Found Great Notes at your Blog......!!


    lapel pins

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