Updated: May 1, 2020
So we have been sharing bias binding on woven material thus far, what about knit fabrics?
Here we will share how to bind curved edges on knit fabric.
NOTE: Before you start sewing your knit project, you may want to prepare your machine and change your sewing accessories first.
STEP 1: PREPARE KNIT BINDING
This demonstration used a 2.5cm (1″) wide binding cut from knit fabric. The knit binding can be cut from the main knit fabric. For demonstration purposes, a contrast knit was used. Alternatively, you could use ribbing for the binding.
Serge or overlock one length of the knit binding.
STEP 2: FIRST STITCH LINE
With the right sides together, align the long edge of the knit binding along the curved edge. Note that this long edge is the one without the serge/overlock finish.
Stitch at 0.5cm (1/4″) away from the curved edge.
This is how it looks like from the right side.
This is how it looks like from the wrong side.
STEP 3: PRESS BINDING OVER
Press the binding such that it wraps over the seam allowance to the wrong side of the project. The image above shows the wrong side of the project.
The image above shows the wrap over in detail. A pin was used to secure the binding to show how the binding should wrap over. The binding needs to cover the first stitch line.
NOTE: You may not want to use pins on your knit fabric! It might snag your fabric. Do test on scraps of fabric before using on your project! Better yet, use wonder clips 🙂
STEP 4: SECOND AND FINAL STITCH LINE.
Sew the final stitch line from the right side of the project at 0.5cm (1/4″) away from the curved edge.
The finished look from the right side of the project.
The final stitch can be seen from he right side of the project as topstitching.
How it looks like from the wrong side.