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    need glue recommendation

    I made a quilted backpack for my DGD and it is great on the outside. The inside, however, looks unfinished--I really didn't see how to put on the binding tape that the pattern recommended because I had top-stitched, and that made it impossible to use binding tape on parts of it. I think I need to glue binding tape on top of the unfinished seams. Could someone recommend a glue for that, or some other way of covering those seams.
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    I'm not sure any glue would hold if the back pack is going to be used to any account.

    I can see your 2nd row of topstitching ... what about doing a 3rd to help hold in place?
    For the vertical seam, could you get it into your machine and do an extra row in the seamline?

    To protect seams like that, I often use a coverlock type stitch on my machine. I call if faux serging!
    It helps to tidy up raw edges and keep them from fraying.

    But in the bigger scheme of things, will your DGD or anyone else be inspecting the inners?

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    I've used that cover stitch for that type of seam fix. It works great. I've also done a hand overcast on the seam edges in hard to get places. Not as neat but it works.

    You could also use something like Fray Check on it.
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    You can do a zig zag stitch over it and it'll give it a more finished look. Almost like serging would do
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    You can take out those few stitches at the cross seams. What width did you cut the binding? If it is too wide, simply trim it down. Then bind the first seam. Next, bind the cross seam. I would trim off a little on the end of first seam to take out bulk. Cut out the batting bulk if you can also.

    Don't forget to restitch those few stitches again at the cross seams as needed.

    Glue with a permanent fabric glue and use clips to hold in place until dry.

    One of our LQS teachers mentioned that sometimes the binding on these bags works best cut at 2.5 inches and sometimes at 2.25 inches. For the class I am taking, I will cut both sizes for the binding.

    Next option, as mentioned is to use a serger on the seams. Take out those few stitches at the cross seams.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    You can take out those few stitches at the cross seams. What width did you cut the binding? If it is too wide, simply trim it down. Then bind the first seam. Next, bind the cross seam. I would trim off a little on the end of first seam to take out bulk. Cut out the batting bulk if you can also.

    Don't forget to restitch those few stitches again at the cross seams as needed.

    Glue with a permanent fabric glue and use clips to hold in place until dry.

    One of our LQS teachers mentioned that sometimes the binding on these bags works best cut at 2.5 inches and sometimes at 2.25 inches. For the class I am taking, I will cut both sizes for the binding.

    Next option, as mentioned is to use a serger on the seams. Take out those few stitches at the cross seams.

    Good luck!
    Can you recommend a good fabric glue? Maybe, like you said, the best idea is a combination of different things on different seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    You can do a zig zag stitch over it and it'll give it a more finished look. Almost like serging would do
    If I don't make a liner, which I Will do even when the pattern doesn't call for it, I do a zig zag on edge.
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    Carol,

    I have used this one for quilting projects such as binding to make a good miter. My bottle says " Premium all purpose adhesive" on the front.

    https://www.aleenes.com/aleenes-original-tacky-glue

    Check the labels for the features you need. You will want one that dries clear and is permanent so the bag can be washed.

    This one shows how to attach the binding trims. Lots of good info in the tutorials.

    https://www.byannie.com/make_simple_project_videos/

    Hope that helps!

    PS: Do you mind sharing the name of the bag pattern? I have started looking at different ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    Carol,

    I have used this one for quilting projects such as binding to make a good miter. My bottle says " Premium all purpose adhesive" on the front.

    https://www.aleenes.com/aleenes-original-tacky-glue

    Check the labels for the features you need. You will want one that dries clear and is permanent so the bag can be washed.

    This one shows how to attach the binding trims. Lots of good info in the tutorials.

    https://www.byannie.com/make_simple_project_videos/

    Hope that helps!

    PS: Do you mind sharing the name of the bag pattern? I have started looking at different ones.
    Thanks for the info. The aleenes glue states that it's for non-washable fabrics. Have you used it on quilts and washed them?
    The backpack is this one:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/5235107...zes-pdf-sewing
    There is also a video on youtube made by someone else, but showing her making this pattern:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whgkK3u6IPo&t=793s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    PS: Do you mind sharing the name of the bag pattern? I have started looking at different ones.
    If you like backpacks, this makes a really nice backpack that has completely finished seams on the inside....

    https://www.cloudsplitterbags.com/st...attern%29.html
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    As for a good glue to use, I've used Beacon Fabrictac

    https://www.beaconadhesives.com/product/fabri-tac/

    It works really well for when I make wallets or purses.
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