Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Interior> carpet binding
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: carpet binding Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-04-2009 02:29 PM
DanTwoLakes Most pros would rather match the binding to the rest of the vehicle, so we would use whatever the rest of the interior is made of. I don't like pre-made binding because it rarely stretches as much as I'd like it to.
02-03-2009 08:30 AM
benchracer1 I have a roll of precut binding about 1.5 inches wide.Do most of the pros use this or just cut there own from a roll of vynil. I have found that one edge of this binding shrinks and the other doesnt. this makes a strip that shoul be straight into an arc that is difficult to sew
09-06-2007 10:28 PM
DanTwoLakes
Quote:
Originally Posted by benchracer1
How is the best way to hold the binding while sewing
Pulling the binding toward you (away from the sewing machine needle and towards you) will pull it shut over the top and bottom of the carpet if you want to sew both sides at once. It works the same way if you are sewing in the ditch, but when you come to a tight corner, you need to let up to give yourself a little slack to turn the corner. This is really hard to describe without showing you in person. A beginning, or inexperienced sewer is going to struggle with a 90 degree corner, no matter what.
09-06-2007 10:13 PM
DanTwoLakes There are two ways to bind carpet. One way is to lay the binding back away from the edge, sew it down to the carpet anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2"from the edge, fold it over the outside edge and glue it under the back side of the carpet, and then "sew in the ditch". This means sewing right next to the binding towards the inside on the top side of the carpet. This works fine until you need to turn a 90 degree corner, and then it becomes almost impossible for a beginner.

The other way is to fold the binding over the top and bottom of the carpet simultaneously and sew both sides down at the same time. This way is much easier to turn 90 degree corners, but shows the stitching on the top side of the binding. Personally, I like to see the stitching, but that's just a personal preference.

On thicker carpet, sewing in the ditch works much better. On thinner carpet, sewing through both sides at the same time is much easier, but either way will work fine.
09-06-2007 09:55 PM
benchracer1 How is the best way to hold the binding while sewing
09-06-2007 08:47 PM
Polrxprs
Binding carpets

I have been binding carpets the way it is described in the automotive upholstery books by Don Taylor(Automotive Upholstery Handbook) and Don Taylor and Ron Mangus (Custom Auto Interiors). I always get a nice clean edge using their technique
09-04-2007 04:00 PM
peveto
carpet binding

Hello to all. I am in need of some help from you pros out there.I am wanting to learn how to sew or attach a binding to the edge of carpet like seen in nice cars and hot rods using the same material used for the seats and interior. I have several of the interior books and have tried it there way but it does not have that smooth puffy look. Any help would be greatly appreciated.thanks

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.