TUTORIAL: HOW TO BIND QUIET BOOK PAGE EDGES



You have your adorable quiet book patterns, you’ve made your amazing quiet book page.  Now what?  In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to bind quiet book page edges to finish your page like a pro.


Preparing Binding Strips


To start, you’ll need cotton fabric in your choice of color.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Measure 1.5 inches from the edge of the fabric.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Mark your measurement with a disappearing ink pen.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Use scissors to make a small cut in the fabric.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Tear the full length of the fabric to make a binding strip.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Repeat to create as many binding strips as needed.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Your binding strip should measure 1.5 inches wide by roughly 40 inches long.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Iron binding strip to remove any creases.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Align binding strip with edge of quiet book page.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Fold over top edge of binding strip.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges


Sewing Binding Strips


Machine sew a straight stitch 3/8 inches from edge of page.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Stop 3/8 inches from bottom of page (use 45 degree angle corner guide if possible)

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Rotate page 45 degrees.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Sew corner angle until you’ve past the edge of the page.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Release presser foot and rotate page.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Fold binding strip so it aligns with top and side edge of page.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Rotate page 45 degrees.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Sew corner angle from opposite direction.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Stop 3/8 inches from edge.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Rotate page 45 degrees.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Continue sewing straight stitch until you’ve reached the next corner.  Repeat for all 4 corners.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Continue until you’ve reached your starting point.  Cut any excess length from end of binding strip.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges


Folding Over Binding


With the first side of the binding strip sewn, your page should now look like the following.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Fold binding strip over.

Tutorial: How to bind quiet book page edges

Take care to fold the corners smoothly.