Yes, I did not know either. I had suggested to the customer we remove the binding and then add a row of slightly contrasting stitching. But the felt was soft/thick so I figured it was worth a shot to try. It worked out much better than I thought. It might not work as well on a stiffer felt as the steam might not collapse the stitching holes.I like it when you post information like this, I thought the holes from stitching couldn't be removed until you posted this information, another copy and paste into a Microsoft Word document. The little hat bow sitting at 3 O'clock position is a weird one.