Purchase at least 1/2 yard of fabric to make your bias tape. Total deal. You will get about 9 yard of bias tape.-Sewing machine-Iron-Bias Tape Maker (Optional, but this tool is AWESOME! Yep, single-fold bias tape is just Double-fold bias tape unfolded! We need a half yard of a 40" wide usable WOF to make the needed continuous bias binding. It’s normally used for trim, casings and narrow facings. But I’m getting ahead of myself. No big deal. Cut along that fold with a pair of scissors. Take Measurement Scale, fold 0.25 from both sides. To do this, first mark your cutting lines … I cannot find any information on how to join together single or double fold packages of wrights bias tape to make a longer piece of binding. Give the perfect finished edge to any garment, craft project or home decorating accessory. Where can I buy the the bias tape maker? She earned a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington. Double fold bias tape is the most common type used (and the kind I sew with most). The background info is behind us now. haha Thanks! This allows the tape to fold nicely in half, if that’s what you are doing, or to fold around whatever you are binding. Making your own bias tape at home from fabric is very easy and you don’t really need a bias maker to do so.. I am making an iron caddy: http://sisterscommonthread.com/products.html and I needed more than 2 m of bias tape. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial! And finally, fold the triangle down one more time, along the bias edge. Keep going with this method till you get to the end of your strip. Thank you for all your awesome posts! * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. Most fabric comes in standard widths of 35 inches, 44 inches, 48 inches, 54 inches or 60 inches. Both edges create fabric grain lines. Thanks so much for this post! And I’m sure I’ll forget and need to look back at. Thank you for this bias tape tutorial – it helped me make white bias tape to use in my colorful bunging! Hurray! Small prints work best for bias tape since only about a 1/2" wide section of it shows up on your project. It’s fun to see the print in a different way. For example, if you are cutting 2-inch strips from 1,056 square inches of fabric, you will cut 528 inches of strips. I love the way you teach, very thorough. I had no idea such a nifty device existed! Your tutorial SO useful. Oh my goodness this was sooo easy! Your process has made things a lot easier for me and I’m enjoying making bias much more now!! Thanks for the tutorial, I’ve got it pinned! Thanks for making it all so clear! I used to have an attitude about bias tape, since I only ever saw 30 year old stuff at thrift stores. Anyways, I love your site and I would have never known about the bias tape maker’s output measurements are for single fold only. -1/2 yard quilting cotton fabric; Cami used Yellow Dots from the Hello Sunshine line. Those two pieces will be sewn together. Mary, Thanks for such a great tutorial on bias making, i’ve done this before but I love that you’ve shown clear pictures of the process. It’s a long, continuous strip of fabric with neatly folded edges, making it ideal for finishing off hems and blankets and for adding a splash of color and contrast. This will take a while, so listen to good music or turn on a show in the background. Cut the ends of the tape that you want to join to a 45 degree angle, then join as shown above. Thank you so much. Thank you! Enjoy! Step 1. Round the resulting number up to the nearest whole inch. Hi Dana, Thanks for the great tutorial, you definitely simplified this for me. Fold your fabric to get a 45º angle like we did above and cut the edge with your scissors. Most likely, the majority of projects you make will require ½ to 1 yard of fabric for the bias strips. Thank you for the inspiration and advice. Thankfully you don’t need much of it for the boatneck area. Three for me, ha, and two, for my little sisters who live across the country. Cut a 45-degree angle on one end and slide the fabric into the bias tape maker. I’m on the hunt for that red and white striped fabric you have, I love it and I need it! I don’t know if you realize this but, you and I have very quickly become very close friends. Thank you so much. Thank you for this tutorial. If your fabric is not rectangular, you may need to divide it into two imaginary rectangles and measure each separately. So I don’t know if it has to do with the fabric I’m using, or maybe it’s my iron, but I’m trying to make bias tape out of satin I got at JoAnn’s (it says it’s 100% polyester), but it doesn’t hold the fold when I iron it – I’m not sure what to do! You’ve made it to the end of the tape. making bias tape with knits is a bit annoying. Measure around this opening so you know exactly how wide your fabric strips need to be (2 inches for the 1-inch maker, and 3.75 for the 2-inch maker). Multiply the yardage by 36 to determine how many inches of bias tape strips to cut. Thanks for your clear instructions and good pictures! The selvage is the lengthwise grain, while the cut edge (when it runs perpendicular to the selvage) is the crosswise grain. I used to sew when I was much younger so I I thought I’d give it a try again. If you’d like to see more on bias tape, check out my video here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2014/03/made-everyday-episode-how-to-make-and-understand-bias-tape.html. Any pointers to prevent that from happening? , Pingback: DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration. Here’s how it’s done… Start with 1/2 yard of fabric. Had no idea that tape makers could be bought. When you’re done, Tuck the end under and it will stay put. I’ll definitely be back to your blog! * Quilt Binding is a fancy name for wide bias tape. Now we’ll sew all the strips together. If everyone took the time to be as helpful to others as you have, the World would be a better place. But if you haven’t discovered already, it’s also very easy to make you own. What you are calling single fold bias tape is just the double-fold tape unfolded. Try to be exact but don’t stress over it. Divide the total from Step 1 by 40 (an average fabric width) to find the number of strips you will need. And why are bias-cut strips used for bias tape? If you are folding bias tape over the edge of a quilt and wish to have 1-inch of bias tape folded over each side of the quilt, you will need to cut 4-inch strips. Every person who sews should be shown this tutorial. Typically, the edge of your presser foot is a 1/4 inch allowance, which makes it even easier! God Bless you man. Fold the Selvage over to the cut edge of the fabric to create a 45 degree, or a bias cut. The material is almost “too” stretchy to come out of the bias tape maker perfect. You can also use what is known in quilting terms as a “fat quarter” to make your bias binding strips. Such a creative, innovative idea, I will never buy store bought tape again! Thanks so much for your ever helpful info! thanks for the tutorial will give it a trial. ThIs is an awesome post! This is the finished edge of the fabric, which doesn’t fray, and is often marked with the fabric designer’s name and color printing circle codes. Thanks very much for this instruction. This is much easier than it appears. Bias tape isn’t a total mystery to me, but there are some aspects I’ve always wondered about. Your tutorial makes it very easy to follow…. I’ll have to bookmark you! Of course all things can be done the old-fashioned way and you can slowly iron the fabric edges over little by little. This is sssuuuuuch a great post. Here’s to learning, and ironing, the hard way! If you’re like me, you’ve been using bias tape more often than you’ve realized!  Top stitch the long side down, close to folded edge. Would love to hear from you soon. I have never made bias tape but want to soon. Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET – MADE EVERYDAY. Hi Dana! First we will cut, then we will iron. No more! I’ve been sewing for over 20 years and have made lots of bias tape, which would take forever! I packed them up and soon a few pieces of me and all of my love will arrive on their door-step to let them know how much I miss them and care about their little lives. Once your strips are all sewn together it’s time to for the folding fun. If the fabric you will cut into bias tape is 43 inches wide and you need 648 square inches of bias tape, you would divide 648 by 43 for a total of 15.07 inches needed. I plan on rereading this instruction until it sticks. Of course PLEASE do a test first on a scrap piece to make sure the settings are proper and nothing is going to melt from too much heat! You’ve got it correct. From an 18'' square of fabric (cut from a fat quarter), you can get almost 3 1/2 yards of bias tape that is 2 1/4'' wide (my current preference) or 4 yards if you cut it 2'' wide. I stumbled upon this tutorial and went to work. Note that the fold is actually slightly off-center, so that one side is wider than the other, by a fraction. The other edge is the Selvage (or Selvedge in British English). It’s a classic combo and yet so hard to find surprisingly haha. I have just found your website looking for a way to make my own bias binding. I have seen many blogs use bias tape and binding as one in the same and often calling binding cut on the straight grain bias tape, While bias tape is binding, binding is not always bias tape. Bias tape comes in Single Fold or Double fold. Again the only purpose here is to make the fabric smaller and easier to cut. I love following you! This makes it easier to sew with and decreases the chance of sewing on the top of the binding and somehow missing the back of the binding with your stitching. Just line it up with your presser foot each time. Multiply this answer by the width of your binding strips (generally 2.5 inches) to find the total number of fabric inches you will need to purchase of binding fabric. What is it used for? In your photo marked (Bias Fold 45 degree angle) do you cut off the remaining fabric, the part that hangs below the newly formed triangle. and am making the bias tape for the first time with the little gadget you have. If there’s any excess fabric that’s not wide enough to be a strip, just trim it off before you start cutting strips (like the photo below): And now you’re ready to cut….2-inch wide strips: Sew the strips together at the ends, feed them through the bias tape maker, iron, and you’re done again! Bias Binding Calculations: Bias strips are cut on the diagonal from a square or rectangular piece of fabric (see diagrams to the right). Fabrics to use: * 100% cotton * Cotton/Poly blend (I find this easiest to use) * Satin (or Polyester Satin) * Knits * Flannel, Corduroy, and cotton variations Next, you’ll need a Bias Tape maker. The next standard cutting width for fabric after 0.44 yards would be 0.5 yards, or 1/2 yard. yea. Just made my first batch! Thanks for joining the party! Oh. * Double fold bias tape is single fold tape that has been folded again in the middle to create a sandwich. What a great job you did of explaining everything about bias tape. But for double-fold tape we need to iron it over one more time. And how can you make your own? It almost becomes a different design. Try it out and it will all make sense. Let’s talk about it! I thought it was a bit weird for you to be THAT enthusiastic about making bias BUT IT IS TOTALLY TRUE !!! (but i am a sucker for red and stripes :)). Dear Dana, I was going to try the 1/2 yard method, but changed my mind….ah the perks of “femaledom”!! I am still young and have so very much to learn! I don’t have a bias tape maker.. so I pin a large diaper pin to my ironing brd & run the fabric through it.. Hi Dana! 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. Thanks, Lindsay. If you're planning to make bias tape from fabric you already own, you can determine how much bias tape you can make. Thanks so much for this Dana, I used this to make bias binding from half a yard of fabric!  Stitch in the fold. It was very helpfull ♥ sunny greetings from south Spain Sylvia, http://hanna-herz.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/diy-bias-tape.html. Thank you! This bias calculator is super easy to use and very handy, making your sewing projects a lot faster and easier. Fabric estimates would be greater for larger diameters. ; ) Every time I finish something new, I can’t even explain the rush of excitement I feel for having made something original, something that is my very own and one-of-a-kind. Not nearly as painstaking as previously! Wow! It’s often used as a trim and sewn flat just as it is, such as parallel to a hem or with decorative stitching on the top. The widest maker available in most shops is a 1-inch. Your instructions are so clear I have subscribed to your blog and your YouTube channel too as I am just starting out sewing. Extra wide single fold bias tape. thanks:).  To apply, open one side and place raw edge flush with the raw edge of your project. Thank you for making it look so easy. Binding tape made from bias-cut fabric eases and forms around curves easier than strips that are cut from the grain line. This is the flat bias trim with both edges folded in.  Wrap bias tape around the raw edges. Round 15.07 up to 16 inches. However…. Do you know how to do this please? Thank you, thank you , thank you ! Other methods I’ve seen online involve sewing pieces of fabric together before cutting your strips….but no matter how many times I read the instructions I can’t wrap my brain around it. Just follow this tutorial here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2008/07/technique-understanding-bias-and-making-bias-tape.html. You will learn what width you need for a ¼” binding and a ½” too.. Do you have any suggestions? Especially helpful for me are the photos of the “wrongs” you post, personally I feel so many tutorials assume the reader is skilled, I like that yours speak to the beginner in all of us. Remember that you’re cutting from the BIAS CUT EDGE. Thanks for holding my hand through that Dana! And if you’re a real bias tape enthusiast, Simplicity sells an electronic bias tape maker!…but I’ll tell you about that next month. Thank you for such an inclusive tutorial on making bias tape!! You will get the bundled wireless keyboard and mouse which will give you great typing experience. Bias tape on the other hand is a thin band of material which is cut “on the bias.” A bias simply means an angle of 45 degrees across the fabric. I unplugged my iron with a vengeance today out of such frustration. I only used a fat quarter to start, just in case I botched it up. Thank you:), Dana, your tutorial is absolutely AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent! I have always wanted to know how to make bias tape. http://missouriquiltco.com - Jenny shows us how to make 200 inches of continuous binding from a half yard of fabric using the amazing Bias Ruler. The folding confuses me (I confuse easily) but I think if I fold my fabric while reading your tute, I’ll get it. ; ) Today you taught me how to make my own bias tape. Well, of course shops are closed (it is now 11 pm…) so I remembered you posted a tutorial about this a while ago so I thought I’d check it out. LOVE IT. I would use your highest heat setting and press the iron on the fabric for slightly longer. This is so helpful. Dana, you are amazing!! The angled edge will help it feed in easier. Any suggestions on how to figure this out and make the process easier?! Strips are cut 1⅞" wide. I don’t know if I’m just not bias tape savvy but I can’t for the life of me get it to work. A 90 degree angle: Then sew the strips together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. And now that we know what it looks like….what is it? Thanks for this unbelievably thorough bias tape introduction and tutorial. However, I have a question. Thanks! The adhesive on the hem tape, which is has two sides, gives a strong bond that lasts even through repeated laundering. Fabric is measured in standard fractions of eighths, quarters, thirds and halves, so 16 inches is 0.44 yards. Thank you so much. Have you walked by the zippers and threads in your fabric shop and wondered what all those cute packages of solid trim are? There is so much more to sewing/being creative then just being skillful in something. Let’s make bias tape! Using a rotary cutter, quilting ruler, and cutting mat, continue cutting 2-inch wide strips till you get to the end of your fabric. This will be a ‘go-to’ page for me when I’m doing bias binding, until I do alot more of it. What is it? How much in yardage does the 1 inch double fold bias tape yield from one yard of fabric? Pingback: Diaper Covers + FREE Pattern – MADE EVERYDAY. I always wondered when “bias” meant and what it was. We’ll show you the simple, cheating method and the proper, never-fail method. Thank you for making this so simple! Let’s go back to that aisle in the fabric shop…. In the left column, "Cut Width of Binding Strips, find 1⅞". Have a nice day. But I have since learned a much easier way to make one long continuous bias strip that requires sewing only one single seam. Right?? Tie old ribbon scraps around each set and you’ve got special handmade gift. If that’s what you wanted, you’re done! It can bind handles (Baby Basket), Carseat covers and canopies, It neatly finishes-off raw edges (semi-homemade cover), and makes a simple girl’s summer shirt (summer vacation dress pattern). http://sewingmamaraeanna.blogspot.com/2012/06/sewing-technique-tip-bias-tape.html. So, this method feels simplest to me. Hmmm…. This tutorial was very detailed and it works great, but any advice on making double fold bias tape with jersey knit. http://lyndiprojects.blogspot.com/2014/06/colorful-bunting-for-backyard-bash.html. You can watch a full video of this tutorial here, or just by pressing the play button below. Thank you so much for this detailed tutorial and the wonderful photos. For example, if you need 4 1/2 yards of bias tape, multiply 4 1/2 by 36 inches to get 162 inches. Pingback: How to Sew a Bias Tape Surgical Face Mask with Flexible Nose | Sweet Red Poppy, Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET - MADE EVERYDAY. Thank you again so very much for the inspiration today…and for many days to come! The double-folded is like what you made–bias strip folded in half to mark the middle, the edges folded in almost to the middle fold–one side folded in just a little less so when folded the edges are a few threads away from meeting. It’a the best one I’ve ever seen. If you will be cutting 4-inch strips, you would multiply 162 by 4 for a total of 648 square inches. Seriously this was totally fun to me!! I have used this tutorial over and over. Measure the size of your fabric in inches. Once your strips are all sewn together it’s time to for the folding fun. Just keep pressing forward. Bias tape makes so much more sense to me now! -Linda. Pingback: Watermelon Potholder DIY – A Beautiful Mess, Pingback: Watermelon Potholder DIY | Bloggsom. Help!! I hate using that method, and I will admit to leaving welt cord off of more than one project because I didn’t want to take the time to do all of that tedious work. (3) Then divide the squares inches by the desired width of the bias strip. If you need a solid colored bias tape, the store bought stuff is convenient. However, the edge of the fabric may not be usable as bias tape, so if possible, measure the usable width of the fabric. You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! Okay, I’ll be making 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape, so I need to cut 2-inch wide strips. Now on the make my own. But for $3-$15, you can buy niffy tools that simplify the process. However, if you try to tug and stretch a piece of woven fabric along the bias, the fabric will give a little bit. I love to sew, make, and share. You do a wonderful job teaching. Hi – Thanks for the inspiration and detailed instruction. Turn your triangles so they look like those in the picture in step 3. Just snip off those fabric edges and you’re set! How to Cut Any Material in One Long Strip, Copyright 2021 Leaf Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 20 yards of ironing later… the next batch of bibs will have quilters cotton fabric not flannel for the edging! c. Pin both folds or do ironing which make fabric crease, Here you go single fold is ready. For example, your 44-inch wide fabric may have only 43 usable inches of width. The small handle on the maker will help you pull with one hand as you iron with the other. I posted a link on my blog! It’s so much more fun to sew up a project with a stash of unique trims on-hand. * Single fold is flat, with single edges folded over. This will allow you to cut more of the fabric at once on a smaller cutting mat. You are such an inspiration to me! Some people find this part tedious but I think it comes together fairly quickly and seems easiest to me, compared to other methods. That’s the only step I’m having a hard time understanding. Awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for this! Iron all the way to the end of the strip and you’re done! Tidwell is a certified usability analyst, an experienced technical writer and a published short story author. : ) I sewed five skirts last week. Made my first “batch” of bias tape with no problem. I can not thank you enough for this well explained toturial! Am working on your boatneck tunic (love it!) Pingback: Best Bias-Tape Method | 7 Pine Design. I’m wondering the same thing as Connie–do I cut off the extra portion on the bottom that isn’t part of the triangle? It is so fantastic. Making bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric: The process is a bit more complicated (at least to me) but just read through it step by step. I don’t usually wash it because it can become a tangled mess, and typically store-bought bias tape is made of polyester/cotton blend which doesn’t tend to shrink as much as 100% cotton. I was so confused abt the the 1/2 inch double fold bias tape.. And the 1/2 inch single fold.. At which part is the width 1/2 inch, opened up or when double folded?! Thank you! Thank you so much for explaining it so well. And voila, you have a triangle! Hi dana this my first here, I love the tutorial on bias making, ,? For example, less than 1 yard is needed to create 300″ of 4″ wide bias. But since most of us have a small cutting surface, fold the triangle in half, along the bias cut. Thank you so much. So I made about 11 yards of 1/2″ double fold bias tape for $4.25. I can easily see myself with a new addiction. Now you got yards of Strips, Question is How to strips into Bias tape? If you’re confused, go back up to the original triangle and just start cutting strips along the bias. Her articles have appeared on websites and for professional blogs. From half yard of fabric I made 288’’ bias tape (8 yards), 2½’’ wide, enough for binding a 70’’ square quilt. I’ll be checking back on your blog frequently, Thanks for this great Tutorial! Determine how wide your bias tape strips must be. Thanks. Bias Tape is 50% Polyester, 50% Cotton. If you have a super long cutting mat, you can start cutting bias strips now! And then the options are limitless…..and so much cuter. The chart displays how many yards of 5/32” piping 1 yard of fabric will create in both bias and straight cuts. As long as you have a ruler and scissors, you can make it work. Your energy and positive attitude assisted me in determining “I can do this!” Then I watched I used video to work step by step to help myself sew! I’m assuming I do, since I no longer see it in the pictures. So thorough yet not boring and fantastic photos. But if I start with a 10″ x 10″ (25 cm x 25 cm) square, I’d end up with about 95″ of 1-inch wide (240 cm of 2.5-cm wide) bias tape. I was very useful. I love your tutorial! If you’re having a hard time getting it out the other end, use a seam ripper or other small object to stick down inside the maker and pull it along. OK, THIS IS ADDICTIVE ! I know there are thousands of sewing how-tos out there but I find yours to be the most clear with the best instructions and photographs. If you’re ready to sew your trim on….jump to our next tutorial: How to Sew Bias Tape. Like this: Now I know your instinct is to line them up flush with each other but in a moment I’ll show you why that doesn’t work. I’ll show you the 1 yard method first. LOOKING FOR ADVICE. Sure that would work fine. It’s one of those simple tasks that makes you feel accomplished (like getting all the laundry in the washing machine—and eventually folding it) To make 1-inch wide double-fold bias tape, use a full yard of fabric and cut strips that are 3.75 inches wide: Pull it through the tape maker, iron it in half, and you have beautiful single-fold or double-fold bias tape. If there is a better done tutorial, on any topic, anywhere on the planet, I’d be surprised. I’m such a beginner but can’t wait to tackle this project one day! Thought you might like to know when someone uses your tutorial after all the hard work you put into it! Thank You! For this tutorial, however, we’ll focus mainly on Bias Tape. When you get to a spot where two strips were sewn together, just keep pulling and ironing and you shouldn’t have any problems. Fold the fabric just as we did in the original directions so you can cut more layers at once, from the bias cut edge. Another reason: when you cut strips parallel to the grain line or selvage, the binding has a tendency to pucker and doesn’t always lay flat (I’ve tried it). In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a continuous bias tape by folding squares of fabric to make long strips. It’s not that it “stretches” but it has some “ease” to it. For example, if you have 528 inches of strips, you will cut 14 2/3 yards of bias strips. Do you have suggestions on creating bias tape from poly georgette? Bias tape makes a wonderful Quilt Binding (Faux Chenille Blanket). It was quite a tedious process because I didn’t have a bias tape maker and used a large pin on my ironing board, but it worked and it was fun. The calculator calculates how much fabric is needed using both approaches: For a square, the calculator calculates the size of the square of fabric that is needed. They had it on sale at the craft store the other day and almost bought it… because if was on sale of course, but then realized “I have NO idea WHY I need this” maybe I’ll wait. You’re brilliant! Fold the tape in half, so that one side is just slightly wider than the other…about 1/16 of an inch….very small. My purchased single fold tape is a strip folded in half with very narrow folded under edges just so you don’t have raw edges. Cut strips of fabric. I delight in, lead to I found just what I used to be taking a look for. When creating bias tape, all the fabric strips are cut on the bias rather than parallel to the fabric’s grain line. Darcie. Inside all those pretty packages are some interesting trims: * Bias tape usually comes in solid colors of polyester/cotton blended fabric, is 3 yards in length and varies in width and use. Thank you so much! This is a piece of fabric that measures 1.25 yards (1.14 m) by 1.25 yards (1.14 m). To keep your bias tape neat and orderly, wind it around a small piece of cardboard (two layers of old cereal boxes, 4 layers of cardstock, or scraps from an old shipping box all work great). It typically comes 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide–which is sometimes packaged as “quilt binding”. Love your videos! Thank-you soo much. It can be used around arm holes and edges (yellow vest), as a waistband and around leg holes (the perfect diaper cover). Even though I already know how to make bias binding this article makes me want to go to my sewing room and make some with some fun fabrics and look for a project to use it on. The one on the left is cut off in the … I have a feeling I’m about to become a mega-fan. Calculate how many yards of bias tape you will need. Will it shrink if i don’t wash it? (Basically it’s 10 x 10 / 1, and then assume about 5% waste and seam allowance.) Bias Tape from 1 yard of fabric: Okay, as I mentioned above, it’s easiest to get long bias strips from 1/2 yard of fabric that is cut from 1 yard (so that you have more surface area length for each strip). But now, I have you to be thankful for. Place that triangle below on the left, next to the other piece of fabric (the stripes on the fabric helps match everything up). It took me a bit to figure it out but it was so worth it! I find that it’s easiest to cut the bias tape from 1 yard of fabric (so you have more surface area to cut longer strips of fabric). It’s important to remember that the width printed on the package is for single fold bias tape. Just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this demo. 36 inches x 36 inches = 1296 inches Step 2. I’ve just come back to this after a bit of a bias failure – I knew you’d set me straight! Divide the number of total square inches by the width of the strips you will cut. Man, this is an awesome tutorial!!! * Piping (sometimes called Welt Cord) is made by sewing rope-like cord inside of bias-cut strips (similar to making bias tape). Excellent! I have added it to my favourites. Thank you for the tutorial! Plan to cut fabric strips about twice the width of your finished bias tape, or four times the width of folded-over bias tape. using your tutorial I was able to understand and make my own bias tape! I feel like your blog has opened my eyes to a whole other world of sewing! It was so helpful and straight forward I now have a lovely bunch of double-folded bias tape ready to go – hurray! As soon as I get a chance I will be doing this using your tutorial!! Fold the Selvage over to the cut edge of the fabric to create a 45 degree, or a bias cut. Congratulations! I’ve always just spent quality time with my iron making it. I know with satin georgette and chiffon that you can’t fold the fabric when cutting because there is no guarantee that the fabric won’t shift when cutting. I’m going to have to dig through your site and see why one would even use single fold bias tape? No fun. FINALLY someone tells me what the heck bias tape is and why I need it.
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