Straightforward preparation can help you achieve a edge for any round rug, out of a throw rug to a area rug. Not a challenging task does need hand stitching through cloth that is heavy. Commercial tape binding retains the curved edges, Even though you can use fabrics to bind a carpet. Take the time to use the binding and your carpet will lie flat.
Spread out the carpet right side facing up. Measure the canvas area from the edge of the hooked area to the edge of the canvas. You desire the border place at least twice the width of the material. Mark the measurement using a pencil. Trim the canvas that is extra away at the line that is , leaving the canvas edge around the rug’s perimeter. For example, if you use twill tape that is binding, cut on the edge to 2-inches broad.
Place the rug on an ironing board with the rear facing up. Twist the canvas edge to the rear of the carpet. Cover with a damp press cloth and press with a warm, dry iron. Twist under half of this canvas edge to hide the edge and press. The canvas edge should be double-folded on the back of the carpet. Pin the edge of the canvas to the back of the carpet with long straight quilting pins. Twist it in such a way that all the bare canvas edge is on the back of the carpet and doesn’t show around the edge from front.
Sew running over-under stitches that are easy, or tiles, to secure the canvas that is folded to the back of the carpet with heavy rug and upholstery needle or a large-eye carpeting or upholstery thread. This stitching won’t show when the carpet is completed and sits under the binding that is final, so that you can focus on getting a smooth folded edge rather than stitches that are ideal. Fasten the thread ends securely by tying them.
Pin one edge of this tape carpet back, making sure it covers the part folded on the back of the carpet adjoining to the area that is hooked at the edge of the carpet. Pin the tape all the way around the perimeter, leaving a few inches at the end to trim later. The tape allows you to correct the tape as you sew it set up, if necessary. Position the twill binding tape so it doesn’t show from the front and is horizontal on the back of the carpet.
Sew the edge of the binding to the edge of the carpet with whipstitches that is evenly spaced. To make a whipstitch, insert the needle through the edge of the tape that is binding and through the edge of the carpet, pulling it snug, covering both edges together with the stitch. Make the next stitch in precisely the same fashion about 1/4 inch off of the very first.
Secure the thread end by tying it when you’ve stitched the tape completely around the perimeter of the rug. Trim the tape leaving about 1 inch. Fold under about 1/2 inch over the end and sew it to the under it.
Sew the interior edge of the tape to the carpet back, covering the folded canvas edge completely. The edge of this binding tape should appear wavy and too big for the interior circumference — as it is. This placing them accordingly the tape is located flat against the carpet and by folding and pinning pleats around the carpet binding tape spaced. Whipstitch the internal edge of the tape in place and the pleats.