Asked on Jul 22, 2016

Best way to bind cut carpet edge?

by Laurie
I have a lot of carpeting left over and I would like to use it as rugs in high traffic areas. What can I use to affordably bind the edges. The vacuum loves to grab a thread and run it around the roller. My immediate need is for about 40 running feet of edge. I shopped carpet edge tape but everything I found was too pricey. Please experts, tell me the name of tape or brush on glue or etc. that will allow me to use these remnants as rugs without breaking my bank. Thanks.
  7 answers
  • Strip of cloth about 1" wide - staple to top approx. 1/4 in from edge, fold over & hot glue to bottom... done just like a pro (oh yeah we also have a special stapler for it but depending on thickness & desk stapler size you might be able to use one of those)
  • Judyanorton7 Judyanorton7 on Jul 22, 2016
    That sounds easy enough, I'm going to try it. Thanks for the idea.
  • William William on Jul 22, 2016
    Trim off the frayed edges. Take a 1" strip of contrasting fabric, use E6000 Fabric Fuse and glue 1/2" on front of the carpet. Fold over the other 1/2" to the back and glue that down. Use clips, cans, books, etc to weigh glued edges down for a minimum of an hour. A more permanent fix than hot glue.
  • Lyn2398900 Lyn2398900 on Jul 22, 2016
    You can buy rug binding, that might work....
  • Lynda Dexter Lynda Dexter on Jul 24, 2016
    I had some like this and I edged it with duct tape. There are so many patterns out there, Mine lasted for several years before I changed decor and gave them to some one else.
  • Blair Chris Blair Chris on Jul 24, 2016
    I have done edges by sewing, using the blanket stitch, (some call it overlock stitch) some cheap knitting yarn and a large darning needle is all it takes. I know is sounds a massive task but it really isn't. I simply sat each night, stitching a metre or so and found it quite relaxing.
  • Brid Biggins Brid Biggins on Jul 25, 2016
    Run a blow torch around the edges. The cheapest and the best and in my experience never comes loose.