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Bound versus Piped

Ellabella

Bound versus Piped
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:31:10 AM »
I've just attempted my first bound buttonholes and am not happy with the result.  I followed the instructions in my Alison Smith book but I can't get the ends to look neat.

I then checked out a couple  of other methods which use two separate pieces of fabric rather than a single one and these seem easier to get right, less tension on the corners.

Is there any benefit to using the one piece method?
Stash reductions 2019 30.5m
Stash additions 2019 46m

DementedFairy

Re: Bound versus Piped
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 14:26:53 PM »
I recommend the piped method as ably demonstrated on this old BBC video
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/whatwewore/5602.shtml

I blogged about my efforts using it...
C'est moi!

Ellabella

Re: Bound versus Piped
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 17:35:46 PM »
Oh the Goddess that is Ann Ladbury!

Thanks DF, tried this this afternoon and it worked a treat, much better than a bound one and much easier to get a neat finish.
Stash reductions 2019 30.5m
Stash additions 2019 46m

sewingj

Re: Bound versus Piped
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 19:23:51 PM »
Well - I`d love to watch that video but it keeps stalling (is the word "buffering"?) despite the blooming Post Office telling us we have excellent internet speed - grrrrrrr.  Why did we sign up for an 18 month contract with them - didn`t have this problem with Plusnet.

DementedFairy

Re: Bound versus Piped
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 20:01:22 PM »
Oh the Goddess that is Ann Ladbury!

Thanks DF, tried this this afternoon and it worked a treat, much better than a bound one and much easier to get a neat finish.

It's quite a revelation isn't it? I couldn't manage the faff with the one piece binding, you can get really narrow with this method.  I need to practise getting a neat finish on the back though...
C'est moi!

Ellabella

Re: Bound versus Piped
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 20:26:19 PM »
Mine's going to be well hidden by a facing thankfully.

It gives a much better finish than the one piece of fabric method.
Stash reductions 2019 30.5m
Stash additions 2019 46m