Note - these instructions are written in LEFTISH.
If you are right-handed - just reverse the directions.
ALTERNATE METHOD - MY FAVORITE
Machine stitch the binding to the back - then fold it to the front
For this demo - we’re going to consider the GREEN the “front/right” side
and the PURPLE the “back/wrong” side
Machine stitch the binding to the back – purple
then fold it to the front – green
Now you can MACHINE STITCH IN THE DITCH FROM THE FRONT -
and not worry about whether or not you are "catching" the back - it has been sewn already -
and if your thread matches your backing – any mishaps will barely show on the back
EDGE STITCH - TOP STITCH
PLAY WITH YOUR DECORATIVE STITCHES –
The one on the bottom is my favorite –
DECORATIVE STITCH - _ _ | _ _ | _ _ | _ _ | _ _
UPDATE - Rose reminded me of this omission. Thank you, Rose!!
Make sure to TEST your stitch first to see if it goes the direction you want it to go.
If it "zigs" to the LEFT - you need to "MIRROR" the stitch - so it "zigs" to the RIGHT.
So - that's it - that's how I do my bindings.
Maybe not the best way - or the easiest way - but - It Works For Me!
Talk to you later – gotta go – gotta sew –