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More Knit Binding Finishes

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

This blog gives you more ideas on how to finish the edges on your knitwear using binding (either ribbed binding or binding stripe cut from the main fabric).

We are going to touch on the following three finishes:

1. Knit Binding (4-fold)

2. Knit Binding (3-fold)

3. Knit Binding (as a facing)

Application 1 and 2 are interchangeable, and requires no seam allowance along the edge which you want to finish. For the last application, where the knit binding is used as a facing, you would require a typical seam allowance of 0.7cm (1/4").

So what's the difference?

The most obvious is the look, not just on the right side of the garment, but the wrong side as well (yes, we do care how the garment looks on the inside!)

We have choose to use contrast colour thread and binding for clarity, but if you choose to cut the binding from the main fabric and use a matching colour thread, the finish can be very clean and polished and all you see is just the topstitching.