Who here hates binding? 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ Who here likes saving money? Cuz I just dropped the price on these AGAIN!
Bias tape has never been my friend, no matter how many ways I try to sew it on. Making it was never an option because I definitely don’t have the patience for that, and store bought just felt… like crappy polyester (cuz it is). I even tried foldover elastic which just ended up looking like a mess after I seam ripped it a dozen times.
Enter Lauren Mormino, who has changed my life in more than one way, but especially with this trick. She shared that she used strips of waterproof canvas as binding. I can manage that, I thought. No sewing together triangles, no ironing, and only one fold to deal with! Game changer. But I hated maneuvering around a yard of WPC to cut into small strips that I’d have to cobble together on the bag.
So now I’m here to pass the baton but with a few twists. 1) We are going to use our WRO instead of Ottertex. 2) I’m going to provide it to you precut into 10 yards, wrapped neatly around a roll. 3) It’s the same exact product as the WRO, which means it will match your lining, making any mistakes very forgiving. 4) I created a 3/4” version of our GAT double sided tape to make it even easier to hold your binding in place until it is sewn on!
Note: this will fray if you pull on it, but not the way woven fabrics like quilting cotton frays. I highly suggest taking a lighter or thread zapper and burning the sides of the roll before use.