Have you ever wondered how to finish off the edging of your binding? Finishing off the edge will reduce the bulk & hide your beginning and ending points. These directions will show you how! (Some sewing knowledge needed.)
When applying your binding leave a tail of 5 or so inches at the beginning and ending and a portion unsewn.
Make sure you leave enough tail at each end that they overlap at least the width of your binding.
With a pencil or other marking pen that doesn’t bleed, overlap your binding tails & mark each tail, one on top of the other.
With the top binding tail fold back at the pencil mark, creating a 45 degree angle. Finger press. With the bottom edge fold down at the pencil mark, creating a 45 degree angle that matches up with the other one. Finger press.
Carefully open the folds & pick up the binding, keeping the pressed angles together. The right sides of the binding will be together & the pencil markings will be matched up at the corner. Pin in place.
Sew down the center of angles where you finger pressed. Unpin & lay the binding down to make sure it fits nicely.
Once you know it’ll fit properly trim the edges to ¼ inch & iron open.
Pin into place & complete your binding as usual. Congratulations, check out your handiwork!