I always tell people "Don't look for perfection because you're not going to find it" when I show them my work. I do try to make things right, but it doesn't always work out. For me the fun is in the doing, so perfection isn't the goal. Rip it out and make it perfect? Pfft, only if I sew it upside down.
I'm with you on the binding love. The whole thing is cute!