What is a bound placket?
Plackets are used to finish garment openings and allow dressing ease. They are used at necklines with neckbands, sleeves with cuffs, and at waistlines with waistbands. Plackets may also be used as design elements at pant and skirt hems.
What is continuous sleeve placket?
A continuous bound placket is one of my favourite methods for a sleeve placket where lightweight fabrics are used, such as on a blouse or dress. It is easily inserted into a one piece sleeve where a vertical split is made – not at the sleeve seam, but at the location of the little finger.
What is continuous strip opening?
Differentiate between a bound opening and a continuous wrap opening. A bound opening is seen on the R.S of the garment while a continuous wrap opening does not show on the R.S when closed. A bound opening has a strip cut on the bias while the continuous wrap is cut with a straight strip of fabric.
What is a faced opening?
This is a slit opening within a piece of fabric that you might see in place of a buttonhole. A faced slit opening is common on drawstring pants, jackets, and tops. This simple technique stabilizes the opening and gives it a clean finish.
What is continuous lap sewing?
Well, the Continuous Lap Placket may just be your next best friend! So called because it laps around in one continuous line, this super useful bit of sewing know-how is fabulous for finishing slit edges, while also giving you a place to anchor hooks and eyes or other small closures.
What does continuous lap mean in sewing?
How do you sew bound edges?
- Wrap the seam binding around the raw edge, pushing the fabric into the fold as far as it will go. Pin in place.
- At the top end, fold under the seam binding as shown.
- Take your work to the sewing machine and sew close to edge of binding.
- Repeat with the other side.
- Look how nice our bound edge looks!
What are continuous openings?
Differentiate between a bound opening and a continuous wrap opening.
- A bound opening is seen on the R.S of the garment while a continuous wrap opening does not show on the R.S when closed.
- A bound opening has a strip cut on the bias while the continuous wrap is cut with a straight strip of fabric.