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Garment Construction Part 4: Edge Finishes for Handwoven Garments

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Garment Construction Part 4: Edge Finishes for Handwoven Garments

with Daryl Lancaster

OnDemand Web Seminar


In the journey of constructing gorgeous handwoven garments, the edges of the garment can be just as important as the seams. Those edges can finish off the garment, frame a simple vest, support construction details, and add that extra special personal touch that makes a piece your own. Learn how to apply bias bound edge finishes, fringe strips, piping and cording, crochet edges, and of course how to apply a proper hem!


In this five part series, Daryl will guide you through the entire process, from deciding what to weave, selecting the pattern, learning how to fit the pattern for the best results, and finally how to construct garments that flatter, maintain stability in the cloth and pay homage to the creative process. Daryl has spent a lifetime making garments. She became a handweaver in the 1970’s and has passionately combined the two, to create award winning garments from her handwoven fabric.


What you'll learn:

  • Explore construction techniques that finish off the edges of a handwoven garment.
  • Understand how to apply a proper hem to prevent a ridge on the exterior of the garment.
  • Learn how to bind off the edges of a vest or jacket.
  • Learn about piping and cording, crocheted edges, topstitching vs. couching and more.

Who should attend:

  • Handweavers who would like to create garments from their yardage.
  • Garment makers who would like to create stable, decorative and appropriate edges, hems, and more on their garments.
  • Handweavers and garment makers who want their garments to look polished and professional from both inside and out!
About the instructor: Daryl Lancaster, a hand-weaver and fiber artist known for her hand-woven garments, has been sewing for more than 45 years. She gives lectures and workshops to guilds, conferences, and craft centers all over the United States. The former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she frequently contributes to various weaving and sewing publications. Daryl maintains a blog at

Author/Designer: Daryl Lancaster