Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Coloring Seam Binding

As you may know, I love using ribbons and trims on my scrapbook projects.  Sometimes tho, it is hard to find the perfect color.  And all the ribbons and trims take up room and start to get expensive.   Recently I found the perfect solution, well, at least some of my needs.

A quick Google search and I was able to find 100 yds of this wonderful trim for less than $10 plus shipping. What is this wonderful product...... 

seam binding.  And mixed with some mists.  You can create just about any color you like.

Cut your seam binding to the desired length and place into a plastic bag.  You can use a ziploc type or even an old embellishment bag.  Just something that will hold the mist and binding.

Then, go ahead and just spray into the bag.  You can layer the colors, mix the colors, just have fun.
Scrunch the binding around to make sure it is thoroughly coated in the mist.
From here, you can let dry over night.  You can also use a heat gun, but do so carefully, seam binding is made of rayon and can melt.

From there, you can add it to your favorite projects.  Like this desk set I made for a friend.
You can see how I layered a few colors to get the desired effect.


  1. Awesome idea and it looks stunning!

  2. cool! when needed i do mine with inks :)

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Awesome tutorial Nancy! I love that you sprayed it in a bag! I always make huge messes when I play with glimmer mist. I never thought about a ziploc.

  5. Nancy love this tutorial! and thanks for sharing it.

  6. I've always sprayed in a box before, which absorbs the mist. Much smarter to spray in a bag, which allows all the mist to go to the item I'm trying to dye. Thanks for the tip!

  7. Very clever. Will be changing from using a box to spraying in a bag now too!