Monday, June 25, 2012

Walker Tote Binding

Walker Tote

Brooke Robbins from missashcam sent an Etsy conversation on June 24, 2012.

Does this pattern use velcro to secure it? is it possible to make it without the bias tape? i am looking for a pattern to make a lot of them and donate them to local nursing homes so i like this pattern because it looks easy with no straps but the bias tape would be time consuming, thank you.

My reply:

This pattern does use Velcro to secure it.  It would be possible to make it without the double fold binding.  I do not use bias unless I have curves to bind.  Double fold binding on the straight edge is so much easier than bias.
You could easily make an envelope, layering the main fabric right side up, lining fabric right side down and then batting or fleece (omit if using upholstery fabric). Stitch a 1/2" seam, leaving an opening to turn inside out. Press and topstitch 1/4" around.  Sew on Velcro. Fold as marked on lines, and stitch on the side topstitching lines and down the center marked lines. 
If you need more detail, let me know.

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