BINDING HACK! Best and easiest binding technique out there! Creating this pocket at the beginning means you don't have to be so precise in the length of the binding at the end. Tuck the end in the pocket, sew it down, and once it's folded over and hand sewn to the back, you can hardly tell where it joins!
Molly Flanders Makerie: A Tutorial: French Binding...Ooh,la,la!