Friday, March 19, 2010

For the love of seam binding ~


First, I have a wonderful old photo to give you....
~ Home Sweet Home ~



You know when I find good things I have to share them with you!!
I am so in love with seam binding.....
It drapes so beautifully and feels so very old.
I love using it on things I make ~
this is the way the binding looks right off the roll...
I used it on the ends of this pincushion
and a little through the buckle.


I love checking in on Tammy Tutterow's blog regularly.
She's so good to share techniques and I love that about her!
Tammy has created a little video showing you how to dye seam binding ~
Just CLICK HERE to see her recent post and to watch.


What I love about Tammy's technique
is the OLD, crinkled, variegated look that
the ribbon has when she's finished!!!





And the perfect place to buy seam binding?? Zipperstop.com
I've bought the 100 yard rolls from them and they ship very quickly!
Just be sure to study the color charts
if you don't plan on dying your own...
The colors are a little tricky if you're looking for a certain shade ~





Just a little sharing of information....
that's what makes the world go 'round!

Wishing you a great Friday my sweet friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn


40 comments:

Julie said...

Wonderful, Dawn--thank-you! I haven't used seam binding yet, but I've heard it's great to use in vintage products...and dyeing it with Glimmer Mist would be perfect!

Thanks for sharing what you learn--we really appreciate it!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks for the link, Dawn. I'll have fun grazing their site, for sure!
xoxo
Donna

La Tea Dah said...

What an inspiration you are! Beautiful!

LaTeaDah
Gracious Hospitality dot com

Tammy Tutterow said...

Thank you so much for sharing about my little video! I am so flattered at your kind words!

Dawn said...

Thanks for the heads up, I love seam binding but haven't purchased a lot. I have been using a supply of some old stuff I got at an estate sale.

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,
are you well again Dawn? hope so.
Your pincossion is so elegant and beautifull,
and thanks for sharing the adresses.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Lori said...

Dawn, i LOVE zipperstop!!! i buy all of my seam binding from them now...you are right, they ship SO quickly, and they usually have a shade in stock that i want...sometimes i will tea dye my seam binding a little bit to tone down the colors...but i have never tried dying it...i will have to check that out...

Lori said...

ok, well i did not know they had their own web site...so thanks for that info...i have been buying from their ebay store...

Piney Rose said...

Oh this is wonderful! Thank you. I have a thing for seam binding too and have bought several colors. I love the varigated hand-dyed ones best, and now I can do my own.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi Dawn! That pincushion is adorable. I must have one! LOL Oh, and my collection of seam binding is ever growing. And Zipperstop is the only place I buy it!

Thanks for sharing. I'm heading over to check out Tammy's blog.
Happy Friday!
Carla

janet said...

Thanks for sharing the seam binding tip! It is beautiful.

Marlene said...

OMG Thank you Dawn for this link. I have been looking for instructions on how to crinkle and dye for so long. I've been buying from Etsy sellers but have wanted so much to learn this techinque myself. I truly feel I've hit the jackpot. Thanks again. Your blog is the first one I visit everyday. Thank you for being here.

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Dawn,
Ok, so I start the am the same way as always. Pour coffee, open laptop, visit dawn. Today I see seam binding on the roll & flip out, do not even FiNiSh reading your sweet post, go directly to the company & order 10 rolls! Wish I could have ordered more. I don't know who I want to hug more right now, you OR Tammy. That's what I love about you tho sister, some peeps would keep that info a little secret. NOT you! Sharing is what it's about, & you've influenced many to follow suit. Have a great TGIF. My butt is worn out, Spring Break is 'killin' me!! My kids need to get back to school. Love Ya Lisa

Sandi said...

Hi Dawn! I use a lot seam binding and I get it from zipperstop as well. Love that stuff!! Thanks for sharing all your tips with us!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs~

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I am a seam binding hoarder ~ I love it and I love to bleach and dye it then crinkle it ~ It is soooo vintage looking ~
hugs
Lori

time-worn interiors said...

I love seam binding as well! The last binding I bought was vintage and it was expensive! I love it when its all crinkled up! Thanks for the heads up on where to buy it new!
Theresa

Anonymous said...

Dawn , How timely -- Our mutual friend Vikki !! and i were talking about the seam binding and dyeing it --I think there are lots of ways to dye it also -- I found out about zipperstop -on a class i took a while back from MS TERESA -- in fact just yesterday i almost orderded -but was not sure whether white or cream -- Then i thought white to have -for snow
creations -- but cream is my fav -- wasn't sure -- so i didn't order , and now sweet friend -- you have the answet -- love tammy also but not skiping around blogland as much -trying to get something - anything -- !! finished here lol --
Love ya bunches as always -- KAthy - ga ♥

Tracey said...

Always great info on your blog Dawn - thanks!!! I love seam binding and it is hard to come by in the large rolls, so I will have to check out your source. I've coffee dyed seam binding before and it turns out nicely!

Have a lovely weekend ~

:) T

Leanne said...

Thanks for the seam binding tip! I love the vintage stuff (which I can never seem to find) and so this is just as good. Although the website took forever to load. But that may be because I have too many windows open or something.....

Mermaid Queen said...

I love seam binding, and that's where I buy it too! I'm in CA and even though they're in NY I get it in about 2 days. Thanks for sharing!
Take care,
Martha

Barbara Jean said...

OH MY GOODNESS! 100 yard rolls??
You shop like I do. Ever wonder if you will use it all up?? =)
And tha myriad of colors!! How would one ever choose?

Thanks for the tips, and love your sweet pillow!!

blessings

barbara jean

Jann said...

I agree with you--seam binding is beautiful and wonderful! And . . . you always have a wealth of information to share--thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

Thanks for this very valuable information!

reimaginedtreasures.blogspot.com said...

Your pillow is really gorgeous, Dawn! I collect old seam binding too at thrift stores, so it's nice to know i can dye it! Kathi

Theresa said...

I have learned so much from all of you! It is amazing the different uses for materials. Love the pin cushion!!! Thanks for being so sweet and generous with your knowledge! Have a blessed day!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Dawn, I mailed your packaged today. Hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend, T

Katsui Jewelry said...

Well, I am a mostly lurker, Dawn. I love your site...and I love seam binding. I have ordered from that EBay store...but how much fun to dye it. I am going to go check that blog out that you mentioned. I saw a beautiful ribbon on Pretty Petals (I think) that had been dyed in several colors, then made into rosettes...just yummy!

Come and visit my daughter's and my new blog, if you would like...

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

It's not really about jewelry...just the name we could get!

Suz

Michelle Palmer said...

Thank you for sharing this... it is beautiful! Your sweet Clara is so adorable~ growing so quickly!
Thank you for stopping by my blog~ Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Michelle

Attic Rat said...

Seam binding is MUCH more fun this way!

- Teresa

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Dawn,
Thank you so much for sharing this. I called today and ordered 7 rolls. You just made my day.
Blessings,
Carolyn

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Tony purchased an olde McCalls Pattern cupboard for my workshop (metal - 10 drawers) and one of the drawers was FILLED with OLDE seam binding - most from Snug-Hug !!! I was giving it away to all the gals who make things for us - YIKES...being more prim - I just take some yards off - soak it in instant coffee and "squeeze" it out - pop in the microwave for about 25 seconds and ta-da - ready to use!!! I am loving some of the colors on the chart...have to go check them out...XO, Judy

June said...

Dawn I love how generous you are in spirit. Thank you so much for sharing this info. I love seam binding. Your pincushion (sachet?) is so lovely.
hugs

Barbara Jean said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I just visited the site with the seam binding.
$7.95 a spool for 100 yards?? No wonder you buy it by the spool!
That is terrific! I did not look for shipping cost, but still must be a great price!

thanks for the GREAT tip!@

have super weekend

barbara jean

PS what color do you have on your pillow? Are you just dying things the color you want?
I can see what you mean about he color charts. Would be very hard to tell what you are getting.)

thanks

Alice W. said...

Couldn't live without it! I get mine from zipperstop too...

The Jeweled Postcard said...

What a sweet pillow Dawn! And yes, I have a thing for seam binding also. All my customers receive their jewelry purchase with a bow of seam binding! Love that stuff so now because you shared (again) I know where to get it!

candice

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Thanks for sharing these Dawn.

Marcia Antle said...

Dawn, I was hoping that gorgeous pillow was for sale????? QueenMarcy
mantle@piedmontcenter.com
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Marcia Antle said...

Dawn, congrats on your anniversary. That is something to be very proud of, especially in this day and age. QueenMarcy

vikki said...

~♥~ hi sweetie, love.love. the idea of buying this & doing 'your' own thing to git the color you want... too cool! i see someone else asked what color you have on your sweet pillow? did you dye it yourself or use a color from the chart? it is hard to tell, soo many yummie colors... thinking of just getting the oatmeal & ivory... your caring & sharing for us is amazing! thank*U! ms kathy & i were visiting about the seam binding just the other day... too funnie... lemme know what color you used, appreciate it.
hugs & blessings with love, vikki xxooxoxox ~♥~

Cheryl said...

what color of seam binding is best to use if you are going to dye your own color or tea dye?

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