Sew single and double binding

In this blog we will explain how to sew a single binding and a double binding. 

Sewing single binding

If you want to sew a single binding you will have the front nice double and the back is single. This will not work for every project.

You’ll start with the binding and the project you want to sew. 

Place the the right side of the binding on the right side of the of your sewing project. 

Sew the strip (binding) on the fabric on approximatly 1 cm – 3/8″ with a stretch stitch.

Flip your binding over  the edge and stitch at the end of the right side of your project. Use pins if neccessairy.

Your back side will not be smooth with single binding. We suggest to trimm the loose fabric back. 

Sewing Double binding

If you want to sew a double binding you will have a double front and back.

You’ll start with the binding and the project you want to sew. 

Place the the right side of the binding on the right side of the of your sewing project. 

Sew the strip (binding) on the fabric on approximatly 1 cm – 3/8″ with a stretch stitch.

Flip your binding upwards. Turn your project with the wrong side up. Fold the binding until the edge of your raw edge of the sewing project. Fold the double binding part over the first row of stitches. Pin in place. 

Stitch the binding at the right side of your project. 

Your binding should look like this at the back. 

Sewing with a coverstitch

When you stitch your project at the front to finish your binding, you can also use a twin needle or cover stitch. 

There are also special binder feet for the cover stich.

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