thank uou. I offset the diagonal edge down ever so slightly. Cutting your own bias tape from fabric is easy to do, especially with rotary cutting tools. A single fold bias tape is strip of bias cut fabric which is folded in the center and pressed. I just need the narrow strips with enclosed raw edges. Next, unfold your bias tape and fold one half in so your raw edge meets the middle line you ironed. I will use the tape maker to make some fabric trims on my table runner. Single fold bias tape has both raw edges folded inside. Trim off any excess fabric that does not equal the strip size you are making. Now I need to read your other posts on making bias tape. Double fold bias tape. Fold and stitch your tape at a 90-degree angle to make smooth corners. Great tutorial, really easy to follow. Mastering sewing straight lines is the first step to achieving great results when you are sewing on bias tape. If you want to make a bias tape then cut it diagonally (on the bias) using 45 degrees angle. You don’t want this coming apart.Press the bias tape flat. There’s so many things you can do with bias tape! Materials to make 2" wide bias tape binding ~128" long (enough to bind a 45" square Chenille Blanket or Chevron Chenille Blanket).If you want to make a different width or length check this yardage table as a reference, which also includes a sketched tutorial which is similar, but different then the method I outline here (my drawn cutting lines are the biggest difference). Help me please! Choose interesting fabrics and trims to make them stand out and you will be successful. I wish you lots of luck with this new season in your life. To create bias tape from a large piece of fabric, fold the fabric diagonally (or on the bias) as above. This is to line up the cutting lines where I'm sewing so that the cutting lines match up once it's sewn. Simply put, bias tape is made by sewing strips of fabric together to create a long piece of “tape”. Bias tape is a necessary and useful tool to have in your sewing supply stash and helps you finish up many things beautifully. Great tutorials, thanks 🙂 I am making a dark green diaper bag for a friend and wanted to give it a bit of a lift so I used your tutorial to make bias tape from the lighter green lining and put it around the pockets and flap. Pin around the opening. Using a ¼” seam allowance sew your seam and press. Great tutorial! Your sewing is so neat and tidy. What a difference it makes in the appearance of the finished garment! Start stitching the bias tape from the top. I’m sure it wasn’t all wrong ~ just an undiscovered, creative approach. Thanks for sharing. I’m really happy with it now. Your email address will not be published. 🙂. It was one of those things passed down to me by a more experienced sewist ~ which is always a great way to learn something. oh I love the tip of making a triangle on the end… need to try that! Sew along the length. Match two straight grain edges right sides together like this and sew. Open one of the folded sides of the bias and press open.Make a triangle by folding over the raw edge of the end. Bias tape can be used to enclose almost any raw edge of the fabric. This looks so neat and professional, Love it, you make it look so good, thanks;Barbara. i just tried to click on the “how to make bias tape” and it’s now broken. Double fold bias tape is a strip of fabric that has been cut on the bias and pressed to crease an off-center fold, as well as folded-under edges. Great tutorial! Thanks so much for this tutorial, I’m always struggling with bias tape! Love that you give such simple and easy to understand directions. Bias tape is one of the first things that I learned how to make when I was a beginner sewist, and it has paid off in spades. Very frustrating. With right sides together, pin your edges together. Wrap the tape to the right side of the fabric and pin, just covering the stitching line with the folded edge. The selvage (factory edge) is on the right in this picture. This is done with single fold bias tape. Open it back up and fold the raw edges in to meet in the middle. Start with the end of the bias tape folded and end by overlapping the folded area. As you go around curves there can be a slight amount of rippling. Today I want to show you how I attached the bias tape to the armhole opening of my top. If you’re making bias tape from small scrap pieces (which is great!) Press the folds in place. Bias tape is so useful in creating facings, bindings, and finishing the projects you’ve worked so hard on. Sew the remaining edge of the bias tape down on the fabric. just fold them similarly. Fabric cut on the bias is more elastic, which is an essential quality of bias tape. It’s that easy to make bias tape! If you remember in Monday’s post I had covered the raw edges around the armhole of my top with bias tape. Thanks! thanks again! Bias-cut strips of fabric are used to cover raw edges of fabric or to make piping for pillows and many other sewing projects. I see that you have experience with making and selling aprons, do you have any tips for me? I’ve made a small mock up of my top to demonstrate how I attached this bias tape around the armholes. Fold the bias tape inside and press. Welcome, I’m Leslie. I have had to do bias binding on hundreds of garments, this makes it look so much better!! Now, fold the bias tape back up over the seam and flip it over to encase the unfinished edge. I wanted the armhole openings to be clean and unembellished.Estimate how much bias tape you will need for the armhole. Sewing straight lines is an important part of sewing bias tape and having a professional finished product.​. From there, you’ll learn how to sew it into your projects, and even make your own from the fabrics you choose. Knowing how to use rotary rulers and cutters is the first step to cutting perfect bias strips. Offset the edge by one width of bias tape so that when it is cut, the bias tape is continuous. So useful! Press the seam towards the bias tape.Fold the bias tape inside and press. I used yours instead and was done in one third of the time with much prettier results! If you’re making many strips, cut them all at once. But if you want it to be single folded cut them with a 1″ width. I’m very new to sewing on a machine. Sew using a narrow seam allowance. Thanks so much. If you want to make a double folded ½” bias tape you will need to cut your strips with a 2″ width. Start by folding your fabric on the bias – this is the same method I was taught to make a square out of a rectangular piece of paper. How to Make Bias Tape. Notice how nice it looks where the bias tape overlaps. I just made a dress and HATED the facing… going to do this next time for sure!!! Thank you for the succinct directions for attaching bias tape. How to Sew a Collar and Cuffs for a Clown Costume, How to Sew a Toaster Cover for Your Toaster, Everything You Need to Sew a Perfect Seam. Under-stitching can be used to help the bias tape stay to the inside of the garment. Love your tutorial. As a facing, the bias tape is opened and sewn on the fold with the right sides of the garment and the right side of the bias tape facing each other. Cut the strips along marked lines. You never want to come up short. Love the triangle clean edge. Thank you. And (B) if you choose a bias binding, what is the desired finished width?Rule #2: Choose a fabric for your bias tape that is the same weight or lighter than your fashion fabric! If your quilt or item you are binding has curved edges or corners, you need to cut your binding on the bias, at a 45 degree angle. Karen. You are so smart. I am going to start selling Apron’s (need to bring in income as I am single now after 20 years of being a stay home Mom, I am 52 so not to many companies looking to hire me with a stay at home Mom resume). Thank you so much for this tutorial. You don’t want this coming apart. I learned all about attaching bias tape when I was making 4-6 aprons a day for my Etsy shop. Iron this side down. The main feature is that fabric should be cut on strips at an angle 45 degrees, as shown. The edges of the bias tape are stitched to the edge of the garment and turned to the wrong side. So I wanted to show you, with the fabric I’m using, how I make my bias tape. They instruct you to use bias tape on the area that would have had a facing in days gone by, to enclose the raw edge of some parts of a garment. The bias is the 45-degree angle across the weave of the fabric. 😉, Thanks for the awesome tutorial….great details. Thank you thank you thank you. Thanks for sharing. I’m so glad you linked up with Twirl and Take a Bow! Hi Leslie, I am a new subscriber and already have learned alot about bias tape. Join us any Tuesday…we’d love to see more projects! I want to be you when I grow up. If you’re used to working with pre-packaged bias tape, you can make your own with the following measurements: Bias Tape Maker I discovered a wonderful little tool on Amazon that makes folding Bias Tape an easy task. Step 1 Take a double folded bias tape. Have your needle as far left as possible. Repeat for the opposite side. Thanks! Success! Can’t wait to try this. Cut away excess bias tape. If you want double fold, just fold this in half enclosing your raw edges in the middle and iron. I have been putting bias tape on for years and never knew the triangle trick, thank you for sharing. How To Sew Double Fold Bias Tape On A Quilt. Fold the tape at a 90-degree angle so it covers the next side of your project, then pin it … Sewing bias tape is slightly different for single fold binding and double fold bias but the final purpose of both is basically the same: finishing raw edges to look clean and professional. How do you attach knit trim to the neck and armholes. It is often used to cover cording to make decorative piping for pillows and other projects. I’m careful not to stretch as I go. The best part is how nice it looks on both the inside and the outside. Overlap the raw edges about 1″ and pin to hold. Insert the edge of your fabric inside the fold of your tape. ❤️ Subscribe and get the latest ❤️. To sew together two parts of bias tapes you need know some features. Thank you for this post. In the photo with the iron, the offset edge so the bias tape … Stitch down close to the edge. Start with the end of the bias tape folded and end by overlapping the folded area. 1. The trick you show about making the triangle end will be very helpful – I hadn’t figured that out yet. The Bias Tape Maker Kit has 4 different sizes of Bias Tape folding tools. I did a quick run around with the tape measure and then add about 6 inches. Cutting fabric across the grain makes it more flexible and stretchy. This is how it will look when the bias binding is sewn to the fabric. Fold the bias tape over your cord and place it on your machine with cord to the left of the foot. Press and turn to have the correct side of the bias tape showing on the correct side of the fabric. The main thing to remember is that you’re cutting your fabric on a diagonal- NOT STRAIGHT. There are two commonly accepted methods of applying double fold bias tape to encase a seam or the raw edges of an item. How do I prevent it from rippling on me. There are two ways you can sew double fold bias tape: Debbie is an award-winning seamstress and tailor who wrote sewing content for over 18 years for The Spruce Crafts. Pin the edges of the bias tape to the raw edges of the fabric, right sides together. Sew right in the fold of the bias tape. I sew A LOT, but I don’t use bias tape much, but when I have needed to I have never really known the right way to attach it and after reading this tutorial I know now why I’ve had such trouble. You can cut the strips vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. You’re done! Here at The Seasoned Homemaker® every day can be extraordinary when we Celebrate Creativity together! This was several years ago when I sold aprons, not apron patterns. With right sides together, sew bias tape to seam allowance 5mm from raw edges. To sew a double folded bias tape you have to open the tape first and pin the raw edge of the tape and the fabric with the right sides together. Now you can do the first step in 2 ways. Thank you TJ. I’m pinning both of them, thank you so much for sharing them at my link party! To fold the bias tape to be used as bias binding you need to press it the right way. This is great. The bias tape is then folded to the inside of the garment, the seam is trimmed or graded if needed, pressed in place and then sewn in place on the un-sewn edge of the bias tape. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I use this for binding the armholes. Love this tutorial, and the one on making bias tape yourself. Use lots of pins.Pin all the way around the opening. To read more, click here. Start by unfolding the tape and pinning it to the wrong side of the fabric with the raw edges even. Love this l make soft rag dolls and often use bias tape. Step 2 When you reach the corner, turn the bias tape to … I need to make more apron’s before trying to set up website. Step 1: Use clips to affix the wide edge of the bias tape to the back side of the project, just like you did for the straight-edge application. Single fold bias tape may be sewn down in the form it came out of the package, using basic sewing machine stitches or a decorative stitch. Bias is used in many quilting techniques and sewing projects. These pictures turned on the light bulb for me regarding bias tape! Doing this will nicely finish where the bias tape overlaps.With right sides together, pin the raw edge of the bias strip to the raw edge of the armhole opening. I have used bias tape, incorrectly. There was an error submitting your subscription. Bias tape is really easy to make with metal Clover bias tape makers. Required fields are marked *. E. The triangle at the end really does make a difference. The middle crease will enclose the raw edges of your quilt as the other half of the binding wraps around to the back. It has puzzled me for years and years! You do not need special equipment to sew bias tape. I have an idea for a post that covers this and other ‘corner’ related issues. I have been using a terrible, fiddly, and not very attractive method to attach my bias binding. I love this technique! Stitch very close to the edge of the tape. I suggest that you make each apron unique and individual. I make item for deceased tiny babies and always has problems with the edges of the bias binding you have just shown me the real way…the triangle really easy ‘if only you know’ thankyou. This is much easier than it appears. Each fabric strip has been cut on the bias. Voila! Thanks so much. This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share a commission. I have trouble with corners on square items that I’m putting bias tape on, could you show a tutorial on that technique? To attach the binding to the back of your quilt, re-fold the binding to the way it was folded in the package. Thank you. Iron seam allowance open. Press the bias tape flat. If you want to make SINGLE FOLD Bias Tape…..multiply your desired width by 2. Bias tape will curve nicely around any curved seams with the help of an iron. It depends on the width of the bias tape, but 1/4″ is standard and 3/8″ is occasional. A straight-grain strip will not curve without kinks and warping. Rule #1: Decide these two things before you begin: (A) Do you want a bias facing or a bias binding? Pin the tape in place and stitch across 1 side, continuing in a straight line until you reach the edge. Cut away excess bias tape. Cut strips of fabric. I’ve looked everywhere for how to do this, fabulous tutorial thanks again 🙂. It will naturally wrap itself around the quilt in the way it should lay. My goal today is to show you some of the most common ways to use bias tape in your sewing projects. To have stitching on just one edge of the single fold bias tape, place the correct side of the bias tape on the correct side of the fabric, open one edge of the tape and stitch in the fold line of the bias tape. Make sure to leave at least 3″ … I’m just starting to teach myself to sew and am loving your site! Open up the double-fold bias tape all the way and find the narrower side. My bias tape will be 1/2″ wide, so I am drawing the lines 2” apart. I’d *love* to see it if possible. On Monday I showed you an easy top I made that called for bias tape. I’ve put a bias tape maker on my Christmas wish list so hopefully I’ll be making plenty in the New Year! My problem with this method is that there is a limit to how close you can sew to the cord depending on the width of your zipper foot. (For example, if you need 1/2 inch wide single fold tape, multiplying 1/2 x 2 is 1. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to create single and double fold bias binding. Notice how nice it looks where the bias tape overlaps.Stitch down close to the edge. In general, single … If you have an Edge Stitch Foot this is a great place to use it. I have a dress pattern which includes lining but don’t want to line the dress. Yes, for the most part, bias tape is used to enclose AND embellish a seam. Bias tape is simply a strip of fabric that is cut on a 45 degree angle (for a “true bias” because it has the most mechanical stretch). I’m always annoyed with bias tape, lol. Stitch around the entire opening and back stitch when you reach the start. This means that it has been diagonally cut across the grain of the fabric. This is a great way to finish armholes and neckline. We use cookies to provide you with a more personalized experience during your visit to The Seasoned Homemaker. Pin around the opening. Great photo examples. Great step by step with images. The method I demonstrate shows this. When using double-fold bias tape here are the steps: Press your seam open, then unfold the bias tape and line up the edge with the wrong side of the seam Pin the double-fold bias tape into place Sew the bias tape directly to the seam using the first folded line Bias tape is perfect for a decorative finish on a curved edge because the bias will bend and ease around the curve. Thank you thank you thank you. Your email address will not be published. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. However, it also makes a great facing for a sleeveless top. Just found this on Pinterest. Measure and cut a length of double bias tape that fits around 2 sides of your project, making sure that the narrow portion of tape is on the top. Stitch around the entire opening and back stitch when you reach the start. It may be your thread or needle. Bias tape is a strip of fabric that has been cut on the bias of the fabric. Mark all the fabric from one end to the other and cut if there is any excess. I like that. Many new patterns do not have full facings. I pin very carefully. The bias tape is then folded to the inside of the garment, the seam is trimmed or graded if needed, pressed in place and then sewn in place on the un-sewn edge of the bias tape. This is such a great comment and thank you for bringing it up. Match the top edge to the side edge and press. How do I also make knit trim? On Wednesday I demonstrated how to make bias tape. That little triangle makes all the difference!! Just read how to make it so had to read how to use it. I just figured out this process a few months ago. You give great tutorials, and your pictures are bright and clear. I can do this now, I think. Packaged bias tape may be purchased in single fold and double fold forms in various widths. Remember, there needs to be some overlap to encase the bias tape. You can sew a double bias fold on your quilt by cutting a few strips, lay them out on your quilt, and guesstimate the number of strips you will need. Now I know where I went wrong. Bias Tape Maker. It is then stitched into the ditch or hand stitched there. I’m glad the tutorial was helpful. Definitely pinning this one & using it next time I am using bias tape! I am making an apron for someone and it has been more difficult than I thought because of my somewhat limited sewing experience. Thank you, thank you so much! It has a single fold running along each long edge of the tape. Learning this technique will open up amazing possibilities for your sewing as well as use some of those scraps. Your lines need to be slightly off set in order for the lines to match up perfectly after sewing. As a facing, the bias tape is opened and sewn on the fold with the right sides of the garment and the right side of the bias tape facing each other. First press the bias tape in half lengthwise. What is the seam allowance for sewing the bias tape to the garment? ~Tammy. HONEYSEW Bias Tape Maker Kits All 5 Sizes 6MM 9MM 12MM 18MM 25MM Binding Foot Craft Clips Awl Quilter’s Pin on Amazon. Thanks. When you get back to the start you will come to the folded triangle. Have been using tape for a while and yours gives clean finish will be using your method from now on. Sew the bias tape in place along the fold. Visiting from Someday Crafts Link Party! By Leslie 50 Comments This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share a commission. The first method results in obvious stitching lines on both sides of the tape. I have a basic sewing maching and I wanted to know hat type of sewing foot did you use in this tutorial? One of them is that you can machine or hand baste this part of the tape just over the fold of the tape. Get DIY project ideas and easy-to-follow crafts to help you spruce up your space. Here at The Seasoned Homemaker. Press the seam towards the bias tape. Hi – found you over at the Live Laugh Rowe link party. With right sides together, and raw edges matching, sew the bias tape to the seam allowance of fabric, 5mm from the raw edges. Welcome, I’m Leslie. Wonderful job you’re doing here! Since I use 1/2 inch Double Fold Bias Tape the most often, I measured over 2 inches from the bias cut edge and cut as much as I need. Sewing Machine Feet: Satin Stitch Applique Foot ». Good morning, Thank you for the help with bias tape. You can use matching or contrasting fabric. I love how you folded the ends of the tape for your overlap. Cut out strips of fabric for your bias tape. If you are going to make and sell aprons then you are going to be attaching bias tape. Please try again. 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