View Full Version : applying binding for otto 3/2009 camp shirt-dwnlds

05-26-2009, 08:51 PM

i am pretty sure there are a few other methods to sew this but here is mine :wink: i am not the best in explaining stuff so i took a ton of pictures.

step 1, pin the collar and shirt, right side together
http://farm4.static.flickr. com/3306/3568994046_328c9064d 1_m.jpg

step 2, machine baste as close to the edge as i can. i ran out of white interfacing so the black stuff is interfacing. my seam allowance is the area around the interfacing.
http://farm3.static.flickr. com/2463/3568994264_d737bbf92 6_m.jpg

step 3 - because i was impatient, i flip it to see how it will look and also to make sure it matches the other side. ignore the raw edges, i dont have a serger. unflip it before attaching the binding.
http://farm4.static.flickr. com/3302/3568183009_cd3c99a25 b_m.jpg

step 4, i use ready made single fold bias tape, i open the bias tape and sew the edge next to the basting stitch.
http://farm4.static.flickr. com/3594/3568994928_864d0622d 5_m.jpg

step 5 - trim all the excess and flip it over
http://farm4.static.flickr. com/3351/3568995238_4c62f2d41 8_m.jpg

step 6 - stitch the binding, this is the tricky part, pull the bias tape slightly and also make sure the back part is not bunched up and sew slowly
http://farm4.static.flickr. com/3638/3568995472_91514d7c2 2_m.jpg

step 7 - all done.
http://farm4.static.flickr. com/3350/3568995598_81792aa94 5.jpg?v=0

step 8 - voila, a pretty collar
http://farm3.static.flickr. com/2454/3568995808_0253ba1d9 4.jpg?v=0

if i learned anything with making camp shirts, your iron is your best friend during the process of sewing it. i hope this will help someone.

thanks :heart:

05-26-2009, 09:04 PM
Thank you, thank you. I will read this again tomorrow at the office when I am more awake and hopefully I won't have any questions.

05-27-2009, 08:21 AM
YAY!!!! Thanks so much. I have been seeing all the SNSs of that shirt and have been working up the nerve.

05-27-2009, 08:37 AM
Gorgeous!! I love seeing ppls techniques. I tend to do things the hard way :o

05-27-2009, 09:40 AM
this is my 2nd camp shirt this style (the raglan style is harder than the one from 3/2009) and i like it, not easy peasy but definitely didnt give me much grief that i want to rip the shirt apart.

05-27-2009, 11:17 AM
I like your idea of using bias tape rather than cutting the bias binding. I will do that next time I make the shirt.

05-27-2009, 12:19 PM
Thank you!!

06-21-2009, 02:33 PM
Id also like to thank you for supplying this great utility, it is really helpful.

Many thanks

Kind regards