I’m always trying to get out of hemming things. So I decided to try making binding out of jersey fabric. I ended up using this technique to finish off a spring-type yoga skirt I made for myself. See my tutorials for yoga skirts here and here. This one I just made isn’t gathered the whole way around but just in the front and the back. So it’s a combination of my two tutorials.
It turned out decently. It is a little bulky for a hemline, in my non-trained sewing opinion.
I didn’t take pictures along the way, but I tested the technique to finish off the neck of a shirt I made for my two-year old. (He loves his ‘wrench shirt’.)
For his shirt, I just cut a strip of jersey about 1.5” wide on the bias. I just folded it over once and zig-zagged it onto the shirt.
Not perfect, but it did the job. It was a lot easier than methods I have used in the past.
I decided I would do a double-fold bias binding for the bottom of the skirt. I probably should’ve stuck with single-fold binding with jersey fabric.
It’ll work, though! It made an interesting new technique to try.