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Tutorial: Reverse Hong Kong Bias Binding



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    Definitely a technique to keep in mind!

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    Stacia | Paper Swallow Events

    This is SO helpful! I can’t wait to give it a try!

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    Do I understand correctly that the frayed edge is visible? Or is this usually on the inside….. I’ve never seen this treatment used this way.

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      Yes, the frayed edges are visible on the outside. It’s for a textural effect. Usually in a Hong Kong finish, the raw edge is on the inside and not frayed.

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    Hi Maddie-
    I very much enjoy your blog!
    I just wanted to give you feedback on the new fontβ€”I find it very difficult to read.

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      Thanks for the callout. Are you reading it on a mobile device or a computer? This is not a new font, but only for this tutorial feature (so that it can be pinned to Pinterest or saved to someone’s computer easily) . If you are reading on a cell phone or ipad, hop on over to a computer and the font will be much bigger!

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        My poor arthritic eyes πŸ˜€

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          I just updated with a larger font – let me know if it looks better!

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        I’m on a macbook pro. It’s not the size as much as the styling and color.

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    I find the tutorial format difficult, too. I read on bloglovin on an iPad. I never read on a computer, and would be more likely to find a different tutorial than switch devices. Also, I think pics 5 and 6 are duplicates. πŸ™‚

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      Oops! Thank you for the callout. I also updated the font to be bigger. Let me know if it reads better.

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    I am reading on a computer and find the font difficult to read also.

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    emily marie

    Aw, I love this technique! So good. It’s making me nostalgic; I used this finish on a dress I designed in high school and it was one of the first garments I made that I was really proud of. πŸ™‚
    I am having the readability issue as well – the font is readable in itself, but the text has been tracked for style which makes it visually pleasing but quite difficult to read. Maybe something to consider for next time!

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    I find the font difficult to read also. And……whoever is designing these Themes everybody is flocking to needs a spanking. Why is the text color such a light grey? Since when is hard to read and hard to see light grey more esthetic or pleasing than black on white. Please consider changing the text color to a good old fashioned black.

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    Love the tutorial! I can’t wait to try it on something very soon! Thank you for taking so much time out of your life to do these–not an easy task, but very much appreciated.

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      Glad you like the tutorial!

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    Linda Crawford

    I love this idea – very fresh! And clearly explained. I have to weigh in on the font and colour – it was hard to read and it was only because I was interested in the technique, that I persisted. Glad that I did!

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      Thank you for the feedback along with everyone else! Prior to your comment, I updated the font to be double the size of my regular font, so if my blog posts are readable, this post should be too! : )

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    That’s a cute treatment Maddie! I just made about five yards of bias binding so maybe I’ll try this on something with some of my leftovers.

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    LOVE this technique! Guess I better plan a top project so I can give it a whirl. πŸ™‚

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    I’d never heard of this technique before! I’ll have to give it a try.

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    Beth - Sew DIY

    Great tutorial! I have a RTW top with frayed bias strips along the neckline that I love and was recently trying to figure out how to make. πŸ™‚

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    Love this tutorial!! Thank you! So glad that I found your blog.
    This fabric is gorgeous. Actually, all your fabric and finished projects are breathtaking. Where do you fabric shop, if you don’t mind me asking? πŸ™‚
    Thank you again for all the wonderful inspiration!

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      Thank you, Meg! I buy my fabric in lots of places – Mood Fabrics in NYC, Emmaonesock.com, local stores and Ebay.

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