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Does anyone know the technique applied to the edging of a sword belt called French Binding.

It looks very authentic, but I dont know how to achieve the result. I am after a raised edge border around the belt.

Possibly sewed onto belt surface then folded around and creased, secured smoothly on the back.

Does this make sense?

Check Jack Sparrow Costuming then search baldric for example pics

i sure could use your expertise for the technique folks.

Of course like anything else worthwhile. It won't be easy I think.

best regards


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It definitely looks like some sort of lining leather or very thin calf leather. I imagine it was first stitched on the front, edges together, grain to grain. Then it was rolled over. I'm not sure if they simply glued it on the back, but you could stitch the back, running the stitches just below the fold on the front edge. The fold would tend to 'hide' that second stitch line.

I'm probably being confusing and if you need clarification, I could probably come up with some drawings to try and explain myself better.

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