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Calendria
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Date: 7/23/12 4:10 PM

I am trying to make nice edges for fleece and am not sure what to use.

should I use satin fold over tape or fleece binding?

also - for the sake of budget - is fleece binding easy or hard to make?
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Date: 7/23/12 8:39 PM

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Date: 7/23/12 9:45 PM

Fleece binding is easy to make, just cut strips with a rotary cutter. I prefer a thinner fleece like microfleece for binding, to reduce bulk. I've also used other fabrics such as lycra spandex knit and stretch velvet. Wide foldover elastic works well too.

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Date: 7/24/12 4:54 AM

okay. thanx for the links. this should come in handy for the other fleece items i want to make. thanx.
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Date: 7/25/12 5:49 PM

okay, also- for clothing items like ponchos and such would satin trim or satin binding look neat or semi-professional?

or would it look too funky?

or just stick to fleece?
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Date: 7/25/12 6:29 PM

I think the satin would be fine. Petersham ribbon is something else to think about.
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Date: 7/25/12 8:52 PM

okay thanx. am loooking it up now
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Date: 7/26/12 0:19 AM

There's something else you can bind with, but my brain has temporarily lost the word for it... Maybe someone can help me out here?

It's stretchy and somewhat shiny... tricot, perhaps? I see this a lot as a seam binding in sporting goods jackets.
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Date: 7/26/12 6:35 AM

I believe those are lycra strips.

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Date: 7/26/12 6:53 AM

I was very pleased with this edge


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It took ages to get the stitching just right. I used a Greek stitch on my machine, but I am sure other stitches would work just as well, which I sewed over the edge of the turned fleece. This completely buried the edge so it is difficult to tell which is the front or back.
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