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Thread: shoot. i just sewed the binding to the front.

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    Senior Member stillclock's Avatar
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    shoot. i just sewed the binding to the front.

    how do i now sew it down on the back?

    i am categorically NOT hand stitching.

    darn it.

    aileen

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    I usually stitch mine to the front, then fold over and machine stitch to the back. That way, if the machine stitching isn't perfect, it's on the back! Sometimes I use a serpentine stitch to give it a more interesting look.
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    Seems like it would be easier to sew it down by hand than to rip if off and sew it over.

    Some people might use a decorative stitch to sew it down on the back.

    If you have enough "wrap around" - you could stitch in the ditch from the front.

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    i have tonnes. this doesn't seem like it should be too difficult....

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    The last time, I sewed it to the front, then pinned to the back and stitched in the ditch on the front. You just need to pin well (I pinned in the ditch to make sure it caught the backside). I was very happy with this method (which is the way my sister does hers) so I'm going to use it every time.

    If there isn't enough to wrap around you can trim the seam allowance a tiny bit.

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    As Bearisgray said, you could SID from the front. Pull the binding around to the back and glue it down with some of that handy-dandy washable glue, making sure you cover the stitching line with your binding fabric. Then SID. The glue will not gum up your machine.

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    Red face

    I basically do the same as Raggiemom, except that I turn it over to the back and stitch ON THE RIGHT SIDE just as close as you possible can to the binding. It's stitchine in the ditch. I usually cut my binding a little wider to give a little extra width on he back so that the stitching is sure to catch the binding. If your seam can be trimmed a smidging, do so and the binding will wrap far enough for you to catch it. I've done this several times. Makes a very sturdy binding. Good luck!

    Oops! I see that someone had the same idea. I was too long in typing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
    The last time, I sewed it to the front, then pinned to the back and stitched in the ditch on the front. You just need to pin well (I pinned in the ditch to make sure it caught the backside). I was very happy with this method (which is the way my sister does hers) so I'm going to use it every time.

    If there isn't enough to wrap around you can trim the seam allowance a tiny bit.
    It didn't even occur to me to trim the seam allowance to make the binding fit! Good suggestion.

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    I fold the binding over to the back bit by bit and put straight pins in from the front to hold the binding in place. making sure to cover the machine stitches. Also pin the corners. three pins if necessary. Sometimes i miss stitching the corner, but not often. if so, i go back and hand stitch it closed later. I machine stitch from the front, right next to the fold of the binding. works quite well.

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    I just ALWAYS hand stitch to the back. It just looks nicer........sorry and I have arthritis in my hands. I do it in the evening while watching TV.
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