make your own bias tape

8:27 PM

Yes, you can go to the store and get simple basic bias tape for all your bias tape needs, but you also could make your own beautiful unique tape!

step 1:     Cut 1 1/2" to 2" strips diagonally across a piece of your favorite fabric.

step 2:     Sew the ends of each strip together. Remember-- right sides together! Lay the fabric as shown in diagram. Be sure to overlap the points of the fabric. Stitch where each piece of fabric meets.

Trim points as shown.

step 3:   Open so into one continuous strip.  Press the seams open.

step 4:  Press strip in half lengthwise.

* Note: You can press in on both sides 3/8", but I prefer to keep the bias tape like this. This technique makes sewing the bias tape onto a neckline or quilt edge easier.

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