I've been posting wallets on my Facebook Page and a lot of people ask how did I do my binding. Well, it's quite easy, basically like binding a quilt. I used to use single fold binding but now I find using a DOUBLE FOLD bias binding is easier. About how to make continues bias binding, I talked about it in this POST.
I cut the binding fabric 1.5" wide or 1.75" wide if the wallet is thick to make 1" (++) binding. Using double fold binding makes it easy for you to maintain an even width binding.
Second tip is always neaten/straighten the edges before attach the binding. That really makes a difference.
Here, I will just show you how I do it ^_^. Insha Allah next time I'll make a better tutorial.
For wallet, I always machine stitch the inside and then turn it around and hand stitch (slip stitch) on the outside. I find that neater.
See, it's super easy
all you need is a little practice and patience ;)
I've been wanted to try quilt as you go and happened to see post by Jera at Quilting in the rain in Instagram. She has this QAYGmademodern QAL in her blog. It's based on her book of the same title.
I downloaded the digital copy in my kindle and get down to work.
it's so FUN and I feel silly, cos when I saw few tutorials on youtube I was kind of
afraid hesitant to try 0_0
and in less then an hour (from cutting to hand-sewn the binding) I got this little mug rug done
now, we can have tea or coffee in style
See, it's no rocket science
I have cut more strips to join the Quilt Along
it's just started
so run along and let's have fun