Part 2 of our series on different Options of how to finish knit fabrics on neck lines, armholes & hems. Part 1 was 2 weeks ago – check it out here if you missed it.
Option 4: Binding with a knit strip where the binding is visible on the outside.
The binding is sewed right side of binding to wrong side of garment & then turned to the right side of the garment. The edge of binding is turned under, pinned or clipped with Clover clips & then stitched down in place on the right side of the fabric. In a way, this is similar to doing a single binding on a quilt.
Option 5: Similar to option 4 in that the knit binding strip is sewed right side to right side but is then turned over to the back. But instead of turning the edge under on the inside, just turn over from the front side again to enclose the seam and stitch on the right side in the ditch. Use the JANOME DITCH QUILTING foot to make this task a lot easier. The raw edge of the knit binding can be trimmed away close to the ditch stitching afterwards. It will not fray as it is knit.