Ah hah! My pathetic attempts at photography are not needed. Here is a link which shows exactly how to bind a corset with double binding, which I found at Farthingales. Scroll down to the relevant parts: under "Making Your Own Bias Tape," find "For Double Bias Binding" and under "Applying Bias Tape," find "Double Binding."
Since I have some wonderful linen canvas enroute to make a NEW corset for myself, the other day, I got the crazy notion to cut the straps off of my current favorite corset. I decided to photograph the process of rebinding the top edge of the corset. Unfortunately, most of the photographs are not good. So, once again the text will have to stand by itself until I can take some decent pictures. As usual, click on thumbnail to see larger image.
I made my own bias out of bleached muslin. It is two inches wide and has been folded in half and pressed. I put the raw edges of the bias together with the raw edges of the corset and pinned.
The bias has been stitched into place.
A different presser foot. This one is a 1/4 inch Foot with Guide. The stitch is a standard straight stitch. The guide on the foot helps me stitch exactly 1/4 inch away from the edge.
The binding is folded over the raw edge of the corset and pressed.
The bound edge of the corset. Too bad the picture is so blurry.
This picture shows the finished result a little better but this is actually the corset I started with.