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Sewing on the Edge

Finishing Techniques

with Lynda Maynard
Sewing on the Edge
Expand your repertoire of fashionable and functional techniques for binding, banding and hemming. Couture sewing expert Lynda Maynard will show you how!

Gain confidence and skills in finishing necklines, armholes, hems and more! Lynda Maynard will give you an array of professional finishing options for all your garment-sewing projects, from T-shirts to formal gowns. You'll learn to work with silky and sheer fabrics and be able to reinforce, bind or hem lightweight fabrics without adding bulk or using facings. Whether you're sewing with knits or wovens, Lynda will show you how to finish garments with a polished and professional look.

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Lesson 1. Getting Started

  • Meet your instructor, Lynda Maynard, and get started with making bias bindings, both single- and double-fold. Lynda shows how to get excellent results on a variety of fabrics without using gadgets.


Lesson 2. Double Fold Bindings


Lesson 3. Single Fold Bindings


Lesson 4. Banded V-Necks


Lesson 5. Banded Curved Edges


Lesson 6. Welt Edging & Flange Closure


Lesson 7. Hem Finishes


Lesson 8. Decorative Finishes

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