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How to use iron-on rug binding

Updated February 21, 2017

Iron-on rug binding will give your homemade rug a professional and finished look. Bindings are also used to keep your rug from unravelling. You can add years of life to your rug by adding binding. Binding can be found in fabric shops or shops that sell novelty sewing items. The cost will be under £2. Binding is available in cotton and twill. You will find that binding is quick and easy to apply.

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  1. Measure your rug before you purchase the iron-on binding. A package will contain 3 to 4 m (3 or 4 yards) of binding.

  2. Place your rug right-side down on a hard flat surface.

  3. Fold the unfinished border of canvas toward the wrong side of the rug. Use your iron to crease the canvas so it will lay flat.

  4. Follow the instructions on the package of iron-on binding for the temperature setting of your iron. Iron the binding to the canvas. Once the binding has cooled, test the bondage. You may need to repeat the ironing process until the binding adheres properly. Once the binding is secure your rug is finished.

  5. Tip

    Follow the package instructions for proper cleaning care.

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Things You'll Need

  • Rug
  • Iron-on binding
  • Flat surface
  • Iron
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

About the Author

Emma Lee owns a photography website and also works as a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, animals and photography. Her work can be found on various websites. Lee attended Charles County Community College located in Maryland.

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