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07-14-2013, 03:35 PM
Hi, am going to be sewing a sofa pillow out of burlap. When I sew my seams and leave the opening for pillow insert, how I be sure my seam won't unravel?
Should I secure the seam when sewing with some sort of a binding tape (hidden inside) or such to secure the seam? Please advise, thanks

07-14-2013, 04:11 PM
I think I would Barbara. Would you put it around both squares sew it to them and then sew all of it?

I have not sewn with burlap either!

07-17-2013, 04:09 PM
You can probably use Fray Stop which keep fabric from unraveling. I use burlap for cross stitch and when done, I fringe the edges then apply clear nail polish to keep it from further unraveling. Works for me all the time.

07-27-2013, 02:02 PM
I would definitely use some sort of binding tape to the edges of the overlapping flap that will be the opening in the back. Use a color to match the burlap and keep it all on the inside.