I thought I'd just tell you how to do the twisted binding. I saw it at a seminar, as I said.
- Make binding strips, and mark across the strip on the wrong side every inch (or so; test to see what you like).
- Stitch the binding to garment, RST.
- Turn the binding to the inside, and instead of matching the markings evenly, match the end of one mark to the beginning of the next, so each mark is shifted ahead one inch, or one mark.
- You may want to baste this before stitching in the ditch from the front.
This will make the binding twist in a decorative way. This is especially cute with a contrast binding. I think you also get a better effect with a fairly thin binding fabric.