Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!
Plain or colored burlap can be purchased for around $1 or less per yard. Calculate the amount you'll need by measuring all sides of carpet remnant. Give yourself some extra yardage for "oopsies". Cut strips of burlap that will fold both over and under the sides of the carpet. Secure with hot glue. (I used a commercial grade glue gun). You'll have a professional look for mere pennies.
If the burlap starts to separate from carpet, simply glue back in place. A commercial grade glue gun prevents this altogether and creates a permanent bond.
By April from Albany, GA
By April from Albany, Georgia
ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.
How can I bind my carpet remnants myself?
Nelwyn from Bunkie, LA
I ve heard that some people use heavy weigh fishing line and a hook needle to do this. You would have to have very strong hands to pull it through and make it stay tight. When I worked at a floor store, we had to send them out because tt takes a very powerful machine to do this. There is this link that may help or you could check local floor covering stores to see if they offer something similar
How do you hand bind carpet remnants? We just got new wall to wall installed and I would like to bind some remnants for area rugs.
Joyce from Danville, NH
I did this with berber carpeting so I don't know if longer carpeting would work. I simply took biased tape and hot glued it to the back side and then to the front.. I did this for a runner on our up-stair's steps (all bedrooms are upstairs). We are a family of six and in 2 years we have not had a problem.
Hope this helps. (10/05/2006)