perfect your binding



Jennifer Beeman


Through a combination of instructions and demonstrations students will learn how to properly apply a bias facing finish to a neckline and sleeveless armhole. From discussing what a bias actually is right through to the final pressing, Jen will demystify how to create the perfect bias finish.



This price includes entry to the entire Soul Craft Festival for the day of the masterclass.


At the completion of class students will have learned the proper steps to ensure proper application of a bias facing. They will take home their bound Willow Tanks.


  • A copy of the Willow Tank Pattern 
  • Appropriate yardage of your chosen fabric for your size pre-cut and partially sewn (see homework notes).
  • Remaining bias pieces cut from fabric (not pre-made). Details on pattern.
  • Matching thread.
  • Dressmaker’s scissors.
  • Small sharp scissors.
  • Pins.
  • Dressmaker’s ham.
  • Sewing machine plus top stitching foot if possible.*

*Some machines will be available for hire if you are unable to bring your own.


Students are required to be familiar with a sewing machine – threading a machine, winding a bobbin, replacing a bobbin and changing a sewing needle. Students do not need to have applied a bias facing before but some degree of woven garment sewing knowledge is necessary. This class is great for people who have sewn bias facings but have been unsatisfied with the results.


Cut Willow Tank pattern pieces from your chosen fabric and sew through step 6.

For help please see:


Advanced Beginner/Intermediate