Round the Corners of the Organizer
We will need:
For this step we will need the almost-finished organizer.
We will also use these tools:
- Corner rounding tool such as a cone of thread or other 2½" object
- Rotary cutter - we prefer using a 28mm rotary cutter when cutting curves
Objective:We will round each of the four corners of the organizer. This makes attaching the binding easier as we can just ease the binding around each corner and not worry about mitering it in square corners. We also think a rounded edge gives a nicer, more professional, finish to the project.
Let's get started:1. Position the base of a cone of thread (or other 2½” round object) in one corner of the organizer.
TIP: Using a large cone of thread gives a large, gentle curve to the edge which makes attaching the binding really easy. For a tighter, smaller curve, you may prefer to use a small spool of thread (or other 1½” round object). We like using cones or spools of thread for rounding rather than flat objects as they allow us to keep our fingers out of the way when using a rotary cutter.
2. Cut (or trace and then cut) around the cone to round the edges.
3. Continue until all four corners of the organizer are rounded.
4. Optional: Stitch ⅛" from the edge around each corner to re-seal the edges.
16. Make the Bias Binding
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