Binding the Edges
If you've sewn your frame together with the wrong sides against each other, you will need to cover the raw edge with bias binding. You will probably want the extra-wide double-fold type.
Open out the center fold of the binding. You will be sewing one edge onto the back of your frame first. If you are binding a clothes-hanger type caddy, fold under one end of the binding and begin your stitching at the top next to the hole. You will not bind the top of the three-hook style caddy. You can begin binding it at the top of one side and, since you will be turning the entire top over later, there's no need to turn the binding under.
On a rectangular caddy, you will be sewing all the way around and ending with the binding overlapping where you began. There's no need to turn the beginning edge under for this type either. You'll do that with the end when you finish. Begin somewhere along the bottom edge.
With the back of your caddy facing you and the binding right side up, line the edge of the binding up with the stitching. Stitch close to the edge of the binding. Since you will not want to round off the corners of your caddy, you should miter the corners. This will make them square and neat.
Mitered bias corner: Pin the binding at the stitching line.
Mitered bias corner: Fold the binding over the pin and stitch.
Refer to FIGURE 13-1and FIGURE 13-2, and follow these steps:
Sew along the edge of the binding clear to the edge of the caddy.
Cut the thread, and remove the caddy from the machine.
Fold the binding up with the fold on the fabric edge.
Pin the binding at the stitching line for the second side, as in FIGURE 13-1.
Fold the binding diagonally over the pin.
Line the edge up with the stitching line.
Sew the binding to the second side close to the edge.
When you get to the end, trim off the excess binding. Turn under the edge at the hanger hole or at the point where the binding overlaps. On the three-hook style, you'll only cover three sides and make two mitered corners. Cut the binding even with the top edge.
Turn your caddy over, and bring the binding to the front. Sew it down, covering the earlier stitching as much as possible. Try to stitch on the binding on the back as well. When you come to a corner, the binding will easily fold into a nice miter shape and you can pivot to the next side.