Bound seam


Bound seam

A bound seam has each of the raw edges of its seam allowances enclosed in a strip of fabric, lace or net 'binding' that has been folded in half lengthwise. An example of binding is double-fold bias tape. The binding's fold is wrapped around the raw edge of the seam allowance and is stitched, through all thicknesses, catching underside of binding in stitching. A variation of the bound seam is the Hong Kong seam.

This seam is excellent for lightweight fabrics including silk and chiffon because it stops these fabrics from fraying as well as producing a neat finish.


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