How To Finish A Latch Hook Rug With Iron On Binding: Step By Step Process To Finish A Completed Latch Hook Rug

Step By Step Process To Finish A Completed Latch Hook Rug

Iron-on rug binding is a kind of binding that will give your unsophisticated rug a polished as well as a finished appearance. Bindings will also be very helpful in order to prevent your rug from unraveling. By adding binding to your rug, it can increase the life span of your rug. You will get binding in fabric stores and is available in cotton as well as twill. Applying binding to your rug is very easy & can be done very quickly. A type of needlework, latch hook makes rugs by removing or extracting the yarn across a canvas grid with the help of a latch hook needle. The pattern is usually printed on the canvas grid, which as a result makes latch hook a simple task for adults as well as children. You can use a latch hook in order to make a number of items apart from rugs, such as pillows. Finishing a latch hook rug with iron-on binding is an easy task, which you can do easily provided you follow the right technique.

Things You Will Need

  • Rug
  • Iron-On Binding
  • Flat Surface
  • Iron
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors

Step By Step Process

  1. First of all, calculate or estimate your rug before buying the iron-on binding. The iron-on binding package will consist of 3 or 4 yards of binding. Position your rug right-side down on a hard smooth & uniform surface. Turnover or bend the unfinished border of canvas in the direction of the wrong side of the rug. Use your iron in order to crease the canvas so that it will lay flat.
  2. Go through the instructions carefully on the package of iron-on binding when it comes to setting the temperature of your iron before ironing the binding to the canvas. As soon as the binding has cooled, try out & check the bondage. You may need to continue the ironing process as long as the binding adheres properly. After the binding is secured, your rug is finished.
  3. Now, trim all of the edges of the finished rug, which in turn leaves two complete, empty squares overall. That should leave nearly 1/2 inch of the canvas grid on all sides. This space will be very helpful to you in order to attach rug binding.
  4. After that, attach rug binding to each empty canvas edge. Select a binding that goes with or complements the color of the rug. Move smoothly the binding edge on top as close to the edge of the finished rug as you possibly can. Use straight pins in order to secure the rug binding in place. Stitch the binding to the canvas with the help of a sewing machine. Then, pull out or disconnect the straight pins. Trim a new strip of rug binding for each edge of the canvas, and secure it in the same way.
  5. Secure the non-sewn end of the rug binding to the underside of the latch hook rug. Fold or turnover the non-sewn ends of the binding to the rug's underside. Pin them in place with the help of straight pins. Use a needle and thread in order to secure them in place using an overcast stitch. Pull out or disconnect the straight pins when all the ends are secured.
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