How to Bind and Scallop Bathroom Accessories and Towels
Now that you have designed your Terry-towels, i.e. hand-sew them, you may want to add binds and scallop. Before we get started you will need to purchase an unadorned Terry towel, or towel of choice. Preferably, you want to select washable cloth, as well as medium-weight material. Consider taffeta, satin, or polyester.
How to create binds and scallop:
Once you have your materials gathered, (1) use tissue paper to create the edge of your scallop. When you draw the edge of the scallop, add an odd figure in the pattern, especially odd enough to create a curve. Create a 1 inch depth, starting at the lower point and work toward the high point. Now with your tissue in hand, fasten it to the towel, using craft pins. Next, use rotary cutters, or sewing scissors to trim the edges of your scallop.
(2) Use your rotary cutters and/or scissors to carve the strip of hems and start piecing the strips, joining it so that it creates your strip bind. Lengthways, press your strip until it folds in half and on the left side. Avoid misleading the width of your strip.
(3) Next, on the right side of your fabric, pin the strip bind. (4) Scant darn quarter inch starting at the raw edges. (5) In the direction of the lower border or edge, press the narrow piece. Over the fabric, fold the binding ends over to the side of your cloth. Press and enfold your bind about the border/edges of your scallop and secure it with pins. Make sure that the pins insert into the trench of the seams. (6) At the trench, begin stitching in the direction of the right plane. On the left plane, baste, using the catch bind scheme.
You have completed your scallop and binding, which is the start of creating your embellished and decorative towels. Towels make great bathroom accessories, since the colors will augment your environment. Now you are ready to add bands and lace trim to your towel.
How to create bands:
To formulate strips, you will need another plain or unadorned towel. Again, you want to consider fabrics, which you can wash by machine. Polyester is good, as well as satins or taffeta. Choose medium-weight cloth. (1) Starting at the hems of your textile reduce a strip of your towel. You want to make the width of the band three times smaller in width than the finished breadth. Next, use your rotary hedge clippers or sewer scissors and cut one-inch strip, extending a considerable distance than your breadth. (2) Facing down to the right, put your strip on the fabric and level: Once you finish ironing the surface, avoid distorting or stretching your fabric, and press aloft. Press so that it balances with the bandwidth. (3) On the opposite side, press aloft: Press the borders of the strip, forcing the edges between and balancing it with the width of your finished work. At the top layers, and at the raw edges, press the edge if the two do not join. (4) About half inch, press the cloth under at the narrow piece ends of the hems.
Do not stretch your material. Fasten the strip hems with pins in the location of choice. At the outer edges of your fabric, begin stitching and bend the narrow piece. Darn your textile on each side of your cloth, darning until you sew the ends: Next, stitch your lace and serger.