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A unique twist for finishing the edges of a t-shirt
The next time that you sew yourself a t-shirt, consider using this unique treatment for the neck and sleeve bindings.

Posted by Erin Weisbart from Vashon, Washington, United States • Published See Erin Weisbart's 8 projects »
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  • How to sew a binding. How To Sew A Distressed Shirt Binding - Step 1
    Step 1

    This binding treatment has the biggest impact when the reverse of the fabric is noticeably different than the front, but it will work when the right side looks like the wrong side as well.

  • How to sew a binding. How To Sew A Distressed Shirt Binding - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the binding from the pattern and fold it in half, as instructed for a normal binding. Align it on the WRONG side of the fabric with the raw edges pointing UP. Sew the binding to the shirt at the given 5/8″ seam allowance (or whatever the seam allowance in the pattern is).

  • How to sew a binding. How To Sew A Distressed Shirt Binding - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trim down the shirt fabric to 1/4″ away from the seam and the upper layer of the binding to 3/8-1/2″ away from the seam. This allows the raw edges of the knit to roll and creates a fun, layered, distressed look.

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