Binding canvas bibs

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Well----here I am, halfway through a 20 bib project.  The customer
picked out a red canvas weave, and it looks GREAT with an Italian chef
embroidered on it.  I will finish the embroidery tomorrow.

My plan was to overcast the edges with a short stitch on the serger,
but that is not working out too well.  The red shows through the black
overcasting pretty badly, and the stitch is as short as it will go.  I
need to finish these darn things............

Shall I try a narrow black bias tape?  Or shall I buy some matching red
thread and overcast with it, figuring it will not look funny if the
canvas shows through a little??  Bias binding will be pretty
expensive.........a lot more than thread.

These are good size bibs for a big spaghetti dinner.  They have a dip
for a "neckline" and the embroidery.  Ribbon will work fine for ties
around the neck.

Is the black edge going to do that much for them?

Thanks in advance for ideas, suggestions, and sympathy!   LOLOL
 Pat in AR.


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Pat in Arkansas wrote:

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Pat,
Did you try something like Decor 6 or pearl rayon or pearl cotton thread
to do your edge. You might need  that type of thread to have your
stitches fill in more.I like to use that type of thread to put a pretty
edge on my white muslin curtains.
Juno

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red


Narrow rolled hem?

Candide



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Candide wrote:
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Wooly nylon?

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Pogonip wrote
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Good idea.........will it run in the serger with regular
settings?.........or shall I loosen the wooly nylon looper tension??


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Pat in Arkansas wrote:
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Test it on a bit of scrap, but I think you leave the tension the same as
for the overedge stitch you want.  You may need to lighten up a little,
though.  It doesn't fluff up until after it's stitched.
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Joanne
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Please forgive me, but if I were the client, I would be very unhappy
with a serged edge on these bibs.  Binding isn't that hard or
time-consuming, and it would look so much better.  You might even go
with a plaid or contrasting binding.

Teri


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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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I agree Teri......I think I have this worked out with wooly nylon and
red thread.
It looks very nice......and frankly.......there is not another $23.00
in this budget for binding........never mind the additional labor.  I
wish they could all be perfect, but for once a year use, my friend will
be just as happy I think........


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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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Well Teri, after much tiddling around and test stitching, we have a
compromise!!!

Wooly nylon in the looper for a wide overcast on the outside perimeter
in matching red thread.........binding at the neck which extends to
form the ties..........I appreciate everyone's input....it was a
puzzler for me, but I think this will work.....AND look very nice.


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Candide wrote:


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Canvas is too heavy-------won't roll, although that would be
ideal.........


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