Fusible seam binding

(8 Posts)
IAmSheWhoMustBeObeyed Fri 22-Mar-13 17:13:57

ok, what is this? I have the Japanese Sewing pattern book- Stylish Dress Book, Wear with Freedom and want to make uh, Q I think which calls for the above product. CHFabrics had no idea and neither do I.
It seems to firm an edge and not be fusible on both sides - so not wundaweb then. It's not bias binding.

JamNan Sat 23-Mar-13 08:11:08

I've never heard of it either. But like most things you can get it on ebay

IAmSheWhoMustBeObeyed Sat 23-Mar-13 11:18:00

I wasn't sure if that was the required product but have found
www.amazon.co.uk/Vilene-Edge-Tape-securing-white-coloured/dp/B009E59IZA which has the properties required by the pattern.

Startail Sat 23-Mar-13 11:25:29

Horrible postage cost. Are you any where near something like the Birmingham rag market? Old fashioned haberdashery stalls have all manner of weird and wonderful things.

IAmSheWhoMustBeObeyed Sat 23-Mar-13 11:34:17

Or this tutorial mentions Japanese tape and is about twill tape.

IAmSheWhoMustBeObeyed Sat 23-Mar-13 11:36:27

No, nowhere near any interesting markets of that type but now armed with two alternatives I can return to CHFabrics or my other local sewing shop and have a root around.

tutengil Sat 30-Mar-13 15:57:00

i think it means the finish of the seams generally, this tape is available to ?iron onto the seam edges to neaten them so they don't fray.......you could just use a serger to finish or the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine. it also depends on your fabric ive got that same japanese sewing book im making dress S in silk dupion its a nightmare for fraying so i think i will use a french seam to hide all the edges away to prevent any fraying wear, but i do usually just zigzag, shoulder seams can be zigzagged together to save time but main seams that you will hem later should be pressed opened out.

tutengil Sat 30-Mar-13 16:04:28

also just found this to share....http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/20038/teach-yourself-to-sew-2-two-great-seam-finishes

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