Friday, April 8, 2011

Work in Progress….

I have been working on a special project lately. Since it is a gift, I can’t say too much about it just yet.


What I can tell you is binding a curved edge is sooooo tricky!!!! I think I had sewed and taken it apart for like eight or nine times before I came up with something that was acceptable…. As you can see in the photo, it was still not perfect. Is there a trick to make pretty curved binding??


Despite that binding part, I’m enjoying the process of putting this gift together. It is a learning curve, and I hope the end product would turned out nice. Fingers crossed.


  1. I can understand why it would be tricky. Here's a tute, but I don't know if it really solves your problem.

    Click here

  2. Did you cut your binding fabric on the bias? Other than that, I have no suggestions. I can't wait to see more of your project!

  3. i have the same question jackie asked, did you cut the binding fabric on the bias...then it should be easy.

    The link Annie suggested is a perfect one and i'm sure you will be able to do it.

  4. I agree with the others on the cutting of the fabric. And I'm very curious to see the finished project.

  5. That would have me running for the hills for sure. I'm ALL ABOUT straight lines when it comes to sewing. lolol

    Love the fabrics here!

  6. I love the fabrics! I can see where it'd be tricky, though, to do the curved binding.

  7. Love the color combo I do see, I can't wait to see what this is working up as!

  8. Bias tape will do, and if you don't mind hand-sewing, you can sew the bias tape to the back side by hand after machine-sewing on the right side, you will get the neatest look this way.

  9. You have to make a bias cut of the fabric so that it will curve nicely around a rounded edge. There are many tutorials online on how to make your own bias binding. I learned it that way when I was making a mitred edge blanket for my baby.


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