Exploring Nylon Binding
A roll of nylon binding

Nylon binding is like the cherry on top of a project – a nice finishing touch. It's used to hide seams and add finishing touches to projects. There are several ways to finish the edges on a garment or sewing project, and it's very important to help protect projects from wear and tear. Half the fun of homemade projects is using them, and you don't want to be holding back on using your creations for fear of unraveling them. Binding is one of the best ways to make sure your seam edges don't end up raveling or fraying. There are several great guides available to choose which method works best for your project, and binding is one of the best.

There are dozens of Mommy Bloggers with great tutorials on machine binding at home, and ehow has a whole nylon series.

Nylon binding is easy to use. Stitch your seam and then place the binding over the edges to sew into place.

Nylon binding tape is one of our most practical products, and it has many uses in sewing applications. Because it's pliable and lightweight, it can be used liberally to protect seams without adding bulk to the finished product. It's useful to protect rounded edges, and is often used on aprons. Kitchens, art studios, and other places where aprons protect clothing can be hazardous, and the nylon binding on the edges works to protect both apron and wearer.

Apron-making is one of the best projects to try out the use of nylon binding on edges. There are dozens of guides for making all kinds of aprons, from plain ones to heavy-duty ones with big pockets meant for taking the wear, tear, use, and abuse of gardening work, all of which would make great projects to try out nylon binding.

Nylon binding is attractive and adds a polished, professional look to any project. It's durable, easy to use, and provides great protection for your project's seams and edges.