- The packet said the binding was to be 5mm maximum width - I used a 12mm single folded bias and it worked fine.
- Before attaching the foot to your machine, add binding down shaft.
- Pull binding through - leave a tail the approximate length shown Remove the lower section of your regular sewing foot and add attachment with the binding in place.
- Add fabric between the bias tail and begin to sew.
- Using your left hand, position the fabric & binding together before they are fed through the binder.
- Going slow is the key.
- The result was great. It added the binding evenly on both sides.
- The only tricky part was finishing off - fine if you were running the binding off in a straight line to the end of the fabric. If you were needing a join the binding, it becomes a little harder to finish off. I would have a practise on a scrap before doing this on your project.
Using a Binder Foot attachment
This binder foot attachment didn't actually come with my machine, my mother in-law gave it to me to try. I sew on 100's of metres of binding so I wouldn't use one of these attachments as the process has become habit for me, but for someone who learning to add binding, this may just be the thing. It does not add the binding in the tradional double stitch way, it is the single stitch method. All brands will have their own attachment so check with your manufacturer. This foot is for a Janome.
Posted by Jodie @ The Haby Goddess