I’m totally scatterbrained these days about my sewing. I’m in the midst of two UFOs and still trying to do some last minute sewing for the Netherlands (just two weeks away)! One of the UFOs is a red Burberry trench coat. When we last talked, I had it all cut out.
Yesterday, I finally had time to go visit my friend Lilya to use her industrial to do all my binding. Since the coat will be unlined, I wanted a beautiful interior finish. Well, the industrial did not go well. My Snug Hug wasn’t wide enough for her industrial double fold binding attachment, so I had to cut my own bias and it just jammed up and didn’t fold and was an unmitigated disaster.
I’ll save you the details, but two hours later I left frustrated with not a single bound pattern piece of my trench coat. Last night, I rememberd my vintage binder that came with my Morse sewing machine. It’s metal and can be used with pre-folded binding.
My ‘free’ binder worked out just fine. I was able to use the seam binding with the ‘raw edge’ of the binding exposed. It’s attractive, flexible and thin.
Here’s a photo comparing the double fold and my Snug Hug. Double fold on the far right, Snug Hug bound seam on the left.
I’ll do some basic construction this week, but the odds of being done in two weeks are slim. Plus, I have got to sit down and figure out what I’m packing!