Welcome the the 2017 Spring Sew Along!
Be sure to read the first three weeks of this Sew Along.
This week we will be binding the interior to the exterior.
I had trouble deciding whether to stitch the binding over the tin tube or to do the binding first and slide the tube in. Given the angle required for stitching the binding to the inside of the tube, I opted to do the binding first and slide the tube in. I figured this would be the least frustrating for a wide range of sewing skills that may be participating. Do note, this does not make the tightest fit on the corners.
Lay the interior section on top of the exterior material, wrong sides together. Baste the layers together.
At the tube end, fold the binding ribbon over pinning or clipping in place. Do so for each long side 3″ up on each side. Using a blind or whip stitch, catching the selvage edge of the ribbon, attach the ribbon the interior fabric. Be sure not to catch the exterior fabric. Press as needed.
Slide the tin tube inside the layers with the curve opening towards the interior side. This takes a bit of fussing and convincing.
Fold the rest of the ribbon binding around the rest of the perimeter of the sewing case, pinning or clipping in place. Sew the binding to the silk as above. Press as needed.
Completion of this weeks steps has most of the body of the sewing case together.
Next week we will assemble the end pieces and attach the pages as well as ties.