1. the act of fastening, securing, uniting, or the like.
2. anything that binds.
3. the covering within which the leaves of a book are bound
4. a strip of material that protects or decorates the edge of a tablecloth, rug, etc.
BEAUTIFUL BINDING ... let's show you how to do this!!!
|Using binding to trim the pockets on the Tiny Bag.|
|Trimming the ruffles of the Retro Granny Skirt.|
I have been using binding in so many different ways, and I love the look of it. If you use the right fabrics together you can really make a design pop. You will see the pocket top, or you will see trim on the edge of something, where before you may have never noticed it before!!
With this simple tutorial you can make binding to make ties. Have you seen how you can buy yardage of kitchen toweling? Use binding to trim it. What if you made 2" wide trim? How beautiful could that be? It's kind of a fun thing to do ... let's get started...
First, figure out what you want to trim, and what you would like to trim it with! For a regular trim, I generally cut a 2" wide strip from the trim fabric along the width. This will give you about a 1/2" trim width. Fold in half legthwise and iron.
|Cut along the width.|
|Iron it in half.|
|Fold bottom edge up to crease.|
|Fold up again so that the center |
crease is now on the bottom
|Fold up top edge to center crease.|
|Fold other edge into the center and iron down both creases together.|
|Your trim should now look like this.|
|No need to pin it all, you can|
guide the fabric into the binding pretty easily.
|Trim pinned where you will begin to sew.|