Alder Sew Along Day 11: Armhole Binding

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Today in the Alder Sew Along we're binding armholes. To follow along click below!

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Begin by sewing the two ends of each bias armhole strip together at 1/4," then press the seam open.

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Pin a bias strip around the armhole of the dress.

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Stitch around the armhole at 1/4".

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Grade the seam allowance by trimming the binding seam allowance in half.

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Clip around the armhole to, but not through, the stitching line about every inch or so.

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Press the binding and seam allowance away from the dress.

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Understitch the bias facing by stitching close to the seam through the binding and the seam allowance. I stitched at roughly 1/16" here but only stitch as close as you feel comfortable.

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Press the binding to the underside of the garment making sure to roll the seam to the underside as well. The understitching you just put in will help this along tremendously.

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Fold the raw edge of the binding under, press, and pin in place.

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

Stitch around the edge of the binding. Again I stitched at 1/16" but only stitch as close as you feel comfortable.

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

That's it, this is what the underside of the binding should look like...

Grainline Studio | Alder Sew Along Day 11 | Armhole Binding

...and this is what the outside of the binding looks like. That's it for today, just buttons/buttonholes and the hem left!

Alder Sew-Along Armhole Binding | Grainline Studio