Many friends asked me how I do my wallet binding. I love wallet with binding because it's stronger and it's one of a kind! You won't find the same wallet in the world. I guarantee that ^^
|Handmade Family Passport Holder|
Ok, so here's how:
(you can use cross cut or bias binding. The binding width is 1.5" ).
1. Start sewing the binding with 3/8" seam allowance. See the picture below, I folded the binding diagonally.
Stop approx 3/8" from the corner, and turn the wallet diagonally and sew to the corner.
|This is the beginning of the binding|
2. Now flip the binding strip to outward to the right
3. And flip it back again like shown in the picture below. Make sure the fold at the top is lined up straight with the edge.
4. Now sew the binding from the top with 3/8" seam allowance. Continue in the same manner until the end.
At the end of the binding, overlap the binding strip like in the picture below
When you finish and fold the binding to the other side, you will have a neat mitered corner
Nothing like a perfect ending, right?
Now, finish your binding by hand. I love hand sewn binding. I tried several times to finish it with a machine but not very happy with the result.
This tutorial is an update version of my previous post.
I hope you find this helpful. Let me know in the comment if you do or if you want more tutorial.
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