I see that this is being counted as my 100th review! I love it that my 100th is actually giving a little something back to the community that has given me so very very much. :-D
I was asked on a recent review for clarification on how I used fusible thread to apply double fold binding, so here's a thrown together demo. Not a couture technique by any means, but it'll save you all those pin pokes!
1) With fusible thread in the bobbin, sew a basting line ~1/8" from the fold on the cut edge that ultimately will be turned to the inside of the item to be bound.
2) sew the opposite cut edge of the binding to the edge on the right side of the item to be bound.
3) turn the binding over the edge of the item to be bound; the fusible thread will come into contact with the interior side of the item to be bound. Press with an iron to melt the thread and fuse the binding in place. No need for pins! To permanently secure the binding in place, topstitch on the right side of the binding.
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