FAQ: How To Sew Seam Binding On A Blanket?

How to Sew With Satin Blanket Binding

Satin blanket binding comes in pre-cut packages of 4 3/4 yds, single folded (measures 2u2033 wide folded) and is meant to be sandwiched around the edge of your chosen blanket material at most big box craft stores.

Materials

I bought 2 yards of satin blanket binding that measured 60u2033 x 70u2033 x 60u2033. I used a sewing machine that could sew a zigzag stitch.

Step Two:

Open up the binding and sandwich the blanket’s edge in it, making sure you get the blanket edging all the way to the inside fold. Binder clips, as well as a few inches from the corner, are helpful to keep things in place.

Step Three:

Begin sewing right at the beginning of the binding, and don’t worry about catching/stitching along the other bottom edge that you can’t see. If you need to, practice on a scrap piece.

Step Four:

On each side of the binding, make a mitered fold and secure it with binder clips or pins before continuing to stitch. You can either leave the needle down in the fabric and do it at the machine or secure it with a backstitch.

Step Five:

Sewing on a new piece of binding is simple: simply sew it in place, 1u2033 or so over the previous edge, and continue sewing; to add a second piece, simply clip it in place, 1/4 of an inch above the previous one, as shown below.

Step Six:

To keep everything secure, I like to add a few slip-stitches at the folded corners and where the new binding meets the old. You’re done!

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How do you sew fleece blanket binding?

Tutorial for a fleece blanket with a satin binding

  1. Step 1 u2013 Prepare the fleece for sewing by cutting off the selvages.
  2. Step 2 u2013 Make the satin binding long enough to go all the way around the blanket.
  3. Step 3 u2013 Attach the binding to the blanket.
  4. Step 4 u2013 Create a Mitered Corner.
  5. Step 5 u2013 Complete the blanket.

What can I use instead of seam binding?

I’ve used a piece of washed cotton cut to the size and width I needed and sewn on to stabilize seams before, and it worked well. There’s also a soft synthetic net type knit on a roll that can be used for binding seams.

What is the difference between seam binding and bias tape?

Seam binding is sometimes used to stabilize an area that may be under stress, and it sounds like the seam binding is a reinforcement in your skirt pleat. Bias tape won’t work well for that.

How do you finish the edges on a fleece blanket?

A fleece blanket can be finished with a simple folded hem, fringe added to the edges and tied into knots, or a braided edge created by weaving fringe loops around the blanket’s edges.

How do you attach fabric to a knitted blanket?

Place fabric on crocheted or knitted piece and pin in place. Sew with an overcast stitch (this looks like a whip stitch to me) through the fabric and then through the yarn of one leg of a stitch with your needle and thread.

What is hug snug seam binding?

Hug Snug Seam Binding is 100% rayon with a satin-look finish and a woven edge that won’t ravel. It’s perfect for scrapbooking, cards, crafts, and stamping. It also strengthens and reinforces seams and prevents fabric stretching.

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What can I use if I don’t have bias tape?

Line up your fabric on your cutting mat and fold it diagonally. Using a quilting ruler or other straight edge as a guide, find a 45-degree cut line between the lengthwise grain and the cross-grain on your fabric, and cut along that diagonal line with a rotary cutter or scissors.

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