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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?

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.

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.
Attempting to be a Tailor of Gloucester

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.