It only takes four simple steps if you want to learn the art of sewing blanket binding! For blankets, satin binding is a popular choice. However, the same procedures can be used to a variety of different materials.
It’s always a good idea to finish your blanket by edging it. If your blanket is made of a soft material like fleece, the binding will keep it from fraying. You can use any blanket material with a satin binding if you follow the instructions in the guide below.
Many advantages come from using blanket binding, including the following:
- Weaved seams prevent fraying.
- It may be washed and dried without difficulty.
- To make it more easier to use, it’s folded in half.
- For a stunning sheen, it’s made of 100 percent polyester.
Uses For Blanket Binding
It’s more than just a blanket’s binding. For example, blanket binding can be tied over a child’s frock, used to fasten sheer curtains, tied in the hair of girls, or even tied around flowers. Because it’s a woven edge ribbon, it can do so much more. Unfolded, blanket binding is 4′′ wide. It comes in a variety of colors.
Working With Blanket Binding
Once you iron out the crease, you may use it like any other broad ribbon. With its 100% polyester construction, it can be washed and dried with ease. Woven edging is found on Blanket Binding. Using a zig zag stitch isn’t necessary. Furthermore, it won’t tear or lose its brilliance after being cleaned and dried.
The blanket’s thickness may cause the binding to pucker. Slightly loosening the stitch tension can alleviate some of the problem. For ease of use, blanket binding is folded slightly off-center. When applying, be sure to do it with the narrow side facing up.
Binding the Blanket
Using a narrow side up, fold the binding over the fabric’s edge, pin it in place and sew as near to the woven edge of the binding as possible.
Sew the corner of the fabric with blanket binding as illustrated. Sewing machine threads should be clipped when they have been stopped at the corner. Do not cut the binding of your blanket.
Make a tidy mitered pleat at the top and bottom of the corner by folding the blanket binding around the corner and then pinning.
As you sew, make sure to backtack the mitered pleat so that the fabric does not shift under your pressure foot.
Using Blanket Binding in Creative Ways
Binding for blankets isn’t a one-time use. Use blanket binding to secure the bottom of a pair of girl’s jeans or cargo trousers, then add beads or a length of woven flat band to the top and bottom to finish off the look. Make envelopes for a wedding with hot glue and white blanket binding (favors, bird seed holders, etc.)
Envelope for Bird Seed or Rice as a Wedding Favor.
- You will need to measure and cut a length of 11 1/2-inch blanket binding for this purpose. Open the fold, then press it out. With steam, heat up the iron.)
- Fold a quarter-inch of the binding up on one end. Refold for a neater hem. Glue or fuse together.
- Use glue or a 1/4-inch seam to secure the other end of the binding in place.
- Create a point by turning your right side outward. Press.
- Make a pocket by folding the bottom up 3/4 of the length.
- The side seams of the pocket should be glued or fused.
- Mark coordinating locations for closure after folding down flap. Press. The choice is yours. Decorate the flap of the bag with tassels and ribbon roses.
How Do You Sew Blanket Binding Corners?
Because you’re merely sewing on pre-measured fabric to your blanket, blanket binding is rather simple and fast. However, beginners may find it difficult to bind the corners of the blanket. Sewing machines can be used to follow these instructions:
Binding corners with a sewing machine
- Remove the blanket from the sewing machine when you get close to the corner.
- Miter the corners by snipping the threads and making a pleat with the binding at the top and bottom.
- Pin the mitered corner and sew a back tack stitch on the pleat on your sewing machine.
How to miter corners on self-binding quilt
A self-binding quilt is a blanket that is bound using the fabric on the back of the blanket as the binding. In this case, the mitered corners will be made slightly differently:
- To conceal the raw edge of your back cloth, clip a corner and tuck the first edge inward.
- Make a triangle out of the binding corner and fold it over the top material to hide the raw edges. Inspect to see if the bottom edge of the folded binding corner matches the top fabric or quilt edge.
- In order to conceal the quilt’s raw edge, you’ll need to fold the raw edge up and over the top of the quilt.
- Before you pin everything in place and sew the binding, make sure the resulting corners are clean and precise.
Choosing Your Blanket Binding
- Binding for a blanket is normally about 2 inches in width.
- It can be applied to both quilts and homemade blankets.
- As a result, you may match the color and pattern of your blanket or quilt perfectly with a wide selection of patterns and designs for blanket binding.
- The average amount of binding in a package is 4.75 yards. Add 4 inches to the length of each side of your blanket or quilt to get an idea of how much blanket binding you’ll need.
- For additional information, see our Bias Tape Buying Guide.
How Do You Sew Satin Binding On A Crochet Blanket?
Satin binding is a wonderful method to finish crocheted blankets.
- You can reduce shrinkage by washing the satin binding with a moderate detergent in warm water and drying it before attaching it to the crochet blanket. Then, cut the satin strips into two pieces for each length and breadth, so you’ll have four pieces total. Your blanket’s length and breadth will be 4 inches longer and wider than the specification.
- Fold the crochet blanket in half lengthwise and then in half widthwise for each of the satin trips. Each satin piece and blanket edge should be marked at the midpoint. Pin the binding pieces into place with half an inch of the blanket tucked inside their folds, matching the markings on the blanket and strips.
- With a 14-inch seam allowance on each strip’s end, baste and sew the satin strips to your blanket. Miter the corners to complete the look.
How to Sew Blanket Binding
- Off-center blanket binding makes it easier for people to work with. The narrower side of the blanket should be facing up when you begin sewing the blanket’s binding.
- Pin the binding to the edge of the cloth, then sew as near to the binding’s woven edge as possible.
- Before cutting the threads, stitch all the way around a corner. The blanket binding should not be cut.
- Fold the binding in a right-angle pleat, and then continue sewing, making sure to backstitch at the pleat’s intersection with the binding. In order to keep the fold in place, it is recommended that you sew in a diagonal direction.
- Stop 6′′ from the edge at the last corner. Leave an inch of blanket hanging over the edge of the binding. Using an iron, fold a line parallel to the blanket’s edge and press it flat. Make a 45-degree curve out of the corners and secure with pins.
- Finish sewing by going back to the 6′′ mark, backstitching, and completing the project. Binding may distort or pucker because of a blanket’s thickness. Puffiness can occur if the stitch tension is too tight.
A blanket binding is the greatest way to complete your project. You’ve now learned how to sew on blanket binding using satin strips in this tutorial. A satin strip is sandwiched between your blanket and the binding is sewn around the blanket.
Even if you constructed a self-binding quilt or a crochet blanket, we showed you how to miter the corners. Binding the blanket and cutting mitered corners are basic skills that every do-it-yourselfer should have under their belt. Let us know if you have any further questions in the comments section below!