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!
*How to clean drip pans naturally and without all of those scary chemicals. Quick and easy method. - Use dishwashing liquid soap & baking soda. Lather up, let sit for an hour in a plastic bag and then scrub for about 30 seconds!