Who cares if you iron in a crease or two? First we will cut, then we will iron. So, I used this continuous strip method of making bias cut strips. Genius! Open it up and press the seam allowance open. Carefully sew along the very edge of the narrower edge of the bias tape. Keep up the good work!! I love your tutorial and have had it bookmarked for a long time! I love using bias tape but hate sewing all the bits together, this method is pure genius, thank you! For people confused by the whole twisty thing, there’s another blog post (not mine; no affiliation) that explains it with diagrams. Wow! This works decently but requires a steady hand. I have still to get the tape maker machine but this is a great first step. Blah! This technique is not always my first choice. You can get a simple Bias Tape Maker doo dad to feed your fabric through. If you’re a beginner you might find this step pretty challenging so be patient if this is your first time sewing bias tape for arm holes. Cutting the pieces and putting together the wool part was quick and easy, but I […]. For sure I don’t have the machine. It’s normally used for trim, casings and narrow facings. So for my 1/2″ double fold bias tape, I need to draw lines on the bias 1 and 7/8″ apart across the whole 1/2 yard. JoAnn's online carries these for $99 but the homepage often has a code for 50% off one item to make it $50. I love your technic for saving time on sewing and cutting. Thank you for the great tutorial with pics. Krista, that was confusing to me at first, too. At first glance it was confusing, but if you look at them very carefully and you’ll see what is going on with the twisty thing: http://buzzville.typepad.com/buzzville/2006/03/cutting_continu.html. No, I’m kidding, don’t. http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/2007/11/diy-version-of.html, Tiny, Super Lazy, Lazy Days Skirt » Tribeca Yummy Mummy, A crapastic day of sewing! I was literally just about to go out and buy a bias tape maker, when I read this. In a cotton fabric, I would have then pressed the tape into double […]. The difference is, after the top strip came out of the bias tape maker, I folded it in half again. Making bias tape ROCKS!!! And, I found this post, by Prudent Baby, which explains how to make a whole bunch of bias tape relatively painlessly. Neither post explains this, but when you match up the cutting lines to sew the long seam, you have to allow for your seam allowance: you have to match the lines where the seam allowance will be and NOT on the cut edge of your fabric. Any ideas on how to fix this? Jackie! Thanks so much for this great tutorial! Do you have less zoomed in photos or a video? To make ¼” double folded tape, cut your strips with a 1″ width. If you want double fold bias tape, simply fold it in half with the raw edges to the center and iron it again. Test it out by pulling your fabric at the selvedges and then on the diagonal (from opposite corners) so you see what I mean. Great how-to guide, thanks for sharing . Start with 1/2 yard of fabric. Single-fold bias tape has two folds and double-fold bias tape has three. So, take your fabric and twist it, bringing the right sides of the long edges together. A high end finishes for bias tape. When i looked at your 8th photo it is the same, the first few lines (looking from the right to left) are ok but the further alone the further apart the connected lines are, what do you do when it comes to cutting it? I used it today. Thank you for this tutorial! Super cute! Pin or hand baste the bias tape in place. , Oh wow I wish I owned that bias tape machine! It would be helpful if you’d use a contrasting thread. Cut binding strips 1 1/4" wide. Thanks so much for the great tutorial!! How do you twist it? Shame on the search engines for now not positioning this publish higher! You want the bias tape to lie relatively flat, but you still want to be able to see where it used to be folded. For a video of the machine in action visit this post: Bias Tape Maker Video What What! I thought I cut the triangle off my fabric right but apparently didn’t. So press that long seam open before you cut and save yourself the trouble of pressing open a mess of little seams. Next, try learning How to Sew Piping! I think your method is pretty fool proof in that area. You’ll end up with one strip-length of over-hang at each end. In addition to being used to finish quilts, bias binding is excellent in apparel sewing as a facing for necklines and armholes, and in bias bound and Hong Kong seams. All righty, we have created our bias strips. Great tutorial.I have one of these simple bias tape makers but I never quite manage to put the fabric in it… is there a trick? […] way too much money to buy it. Eureka! 1. totally worked out amazing though! Now go ahead and iron all the seams open: I can’t belive I did it! It is possible to make your own bias tape, but today, we’ll keep everything super simple and use the ready-made version. The principles are the same for any kind of project using single fold bias tape. I had read about this cutting technique, but your photos have made it so much easier to understand. And you’re done! So we are going to focus on double fold bias tape … An iron is really essential though. The first couple of strips turned out pretty well, but as i circled further when i was cutting, the lines were very off. I feel like I’m invincible now. Haven’t tried making bias tape yet, but I have a project that I’m starting that calls for it. Now everything lines up great. Like this: single fold bias tape. Instead, I have a pile of fabric strips and an intense hatred of making my own bias tape. LOVE the fabric you used!! @ Jamie ~ To make double fold, I leave the tip and run it thru using just one side of the tip. I’ve had it a long time and it has held up well. There are two major steps to making bias tape: Cutting Bias Strips and Ironing it into Bias Tape. I used to make it by sewing all those strips together separately. That is so awesome! Sorry. thanks for a lovely tutorial ;n), Amazing I make my own & it takes me ages thats is great I will be over to Amazon now . On a sleeve opening for example. Thanks for the tutorial! We are going to do it backwards and save ourselves some time. Would love your thoughts, please comment. This last time I did it, the first row matched, but the rest were off by about 1/2 inch. This makes a bias tape that can be attached to the right side of a project and folded to the wrong side, then stitched down. I just tried this and it wouldn't work for me, when i join end of strip 1 and beginning of strip two and i sew along THAT edge when i go to cut the line isn't connecting on either side of the seam because the seam cuts through the drawn line so low down. I made my first *almost* right strip of bias binding Went a bit squiffy at the end). 99 $19.99 $19.99. I've tried the parallelogram method before, but had mixed results…my strip came out a little wonky. Total deal. Thanks so much! Enclose the raw edge with the bias tape, keeping the narrower edge on the top side or the side that will be up when you are sewing. . If it still doesn’t make sense, try it on a piece of paper first as suggested. Thank you thank you thank you. So here, where I wanted the bias tape to end up on the right side, I started on the wrong side of the fabric and … Now have to start over. i kept seeing that it was needed for certain things and i never had the chance to go out and buy it but i guess you just make it!! I love making my own bias tape! I've tried this method twice now and my rows don't line up. Line up the end of strip One with the start of strip Two, so they are off set, like this: It is going to feel like you are doing something wrong – that it is just not possible for this all to line up – but you are doing it right. I couldn't have done it without you! Step 2: Ironing your Bias Tape. For double fold bias tape you want your strips four times the width of your final tape minus 1/8″. Thank you so much for your tutorial. I need that ruler too. I've always thought it looked like entirely too much hassle, what with the sewing every strip together, but this makes it look quite manageable! You want to offset by one strip-length, so that they *don’t* match up. this tutorial is great ! Step 1. You have to do it this way for it to work. I made a wonderful batch of bias tape and it didn’t take forever! i don't think i ever would have thought of it! Your email address will not be published. Seriously, my 2 yr old daughter seems to be more accurate… (is there a tute on drawing lines for bias tape or shall i just return to kindergarten?!). Iron the folds in on both sides. Let me show you both step for how to make bias tape… My dread of making bias tape is finally over. I do not get the twist match up either. Sooo easy! THANK YOU for the great tutorial!!! Get access to all my current & future sewing patterns and templates when you sign up for my newsletter, to receive updates on new articles, products & offers! Bias tape is such a great choice for decorating fabric. Line up the raw edges of … -Karen, k – awesome! Pin carefully, especially … i never knew!! What do you do to solve this???? If you only have double fold bias tape, just cut a strip off so you get the required width. Other than trying to eyeball the width as I start getting close on my cut to seam and thus the ‘joining’ line I don’t see a solution! The fabric stretches differently when you pull it against the grain. So, for the top tape, if you wanted to purchase an equivalent, you’d buy 1/2″ double fold bias tape. Easy Peasy Creative Ideas. I used a piece of fabric 18″ x 18″. How about this: Bias tape comes in Single Fold or Double fold. | Mama Sews Best, FO: One last Summer fling (Simplicity 7073 III) « stefpulls, Making a Fleece Dog Coat, Part 3 | Our Life + Dogs, Recycled sweater baby kimono « Listmakerkat, A new feature – Top Ten for Tuesday – Most Useful Sewing Skills | Behind the Hedgerow, A craptastic day of sewing! I love your tutorial! "Fold one short edge of your fabric into a right triangle, then cut that triangle off:" I can't figure out how you have your fabric folded. Check this out: http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/2007/11/diy-version-of.html. I […], […] are about as good as Ikea’s, clear as mud! wow, i was so intimidated by that spiral thing! My 4 yr old granddaughter, Ellie, loves to help me sew. Open up one fold of your bias tape, and press it a bit with your iron. what a fantastic tutorial and I just LOVE that machine – fantastic !!! i seriously have been sewing for nearly 40 years and finally with your tutorial i know how to do thisTHANK YOU! So I made about 11 yards of 1/2″ double fold bias tape for $4.25. Step 1: Cutting Your Bias Strips So started making my bias tape via your ‘time saver’ method, which is brilliant, however I came across what seems (by observing the same issue in your photos also)like an issue that you have but must solve somehow: Once the seam is sewn in joining the ‘strips’ together the lines no longer match up as they are now offset by the width of said seam. But I never knew a good way to cut bias tape that wasn't wasteful and time consuming. Single fold bias tape. …1..2..3..4..5..6..7, […] you could cute your t-shirt up with homemade bias tape, here’s how you make your own bias tape: How to Make Bias Tape. EASY! Bias tape in Nicey Jane! -Liz. Just finished making some today — thanks so much for the tutorial. I just did the first half of this tuorial for a continuous strip for piping! Ashley also shares some of the other ins and outs of bias tape including how to attach it around a corner making what is known as a miter. The point of folding it first is just a help in finding the diagonal. It seems a little complicated, but do it once and you’ll be hooked. I am in the process of doing your tutorial and have a couple of questions I looked at the instructions again and in the 9th picture above – the one after “Flatten it out at one side, so it looks like this:” – i see that your lines aren’t lining up all the time either. The Clean technique. I choose to iron my seams open before cutting and luckily it worked for me! Take the square piece of fabric. I have cut my strips & then sewn them together & almost everytime I mess up. Looking into buying a bias tape maker, but the one you show here got some pretty bad reviews… just wondering how long you’ve had it and how its held up? I'm so excited!! I used this tutorial  and included pattern for the kimono, and a version of this for the bias tape. , Wonderful work! Then you would fold the tape over to the back and then sew in place with top stitch. For this bias tape I used 1/2 yard of Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane Wash Day Ticking in Dandelion. Sigh with satisfaction. I ran it through my Bias Tape Maker one more time: You did it! It has been a great experience so far, thanks to videos and tutorials like this one. Sorry. Your a genius . Oh! Just trust me it’s a pain. Here’s some bias tape, the top is double fold, the bottom is single fold. Halfway there! I just picked up the exact one she was using and the 1/2″ bias tape (single fold) maker from walmart.. both were in the same package for $10… I was so excited, because I had just been to Joanns that same day and they didn’t have it..lol. As a general rule, single-fold bias tape is used to bind an edge, and it is usually seen from the outside of the garment. You can get a bunch of different tips for it to make any size bias tape you want. Hence Remaining main width would be 0.50 Inch. THANKS! Decorations. You might also be interested in: Creating Continuous Bias Binding So for the 1/2″ double fold bias tape I’m making here, you need strips 1 and 7/8″ wide. This is how I used to do it: But then a magical new product was invented, and I got one. Now wrap it around a piece of cardboard until you need to use it! Now you have created single fold bias tape! I'm thinking of buying the bias tape machine but after reading some reviews about the tips not working for 1/2 inch double fold I'm wondering if there are a certain brand of tips to buy, or if some people just don't know how to follow product instructions.lol What tips do you use? I have the bias maker machine and LOVE it. You can buy this pre-made or make it yourself. any help or direction would be very much appreciated. It will look all funky and twisted like this: Flatten it out at one side, so it looks like this: Now cut along your drawn line, it will be in a spiral: Keep cutting until it’s all cut into one long strip: Wasn’t that a million times quicker then sewing a bunch of strips together? Also, I used 1/4″ double fold bias tape, but this will definitely be an easier project with […]. At this point there shouldn’t be any raw edges visible as they are encased in the binding. To see how this is done, check out the tutorial for the One Shoulder Dressy Dress, which explains it in detail with pics.. It’s the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker and it does the work for you (it’s only $68 on amazon right now – pays for itself after just a few projects/quilts). Thinking there must be some better way, I googled. beth – i havent tried it but i think it would, if you just eliminated the triangle-cutting and sewing into a parallelogram step. And I LOVE the machine too!! 1..2..3..4..5..6..7 I recently fell in love with bias tape myself by hated making it. I don’t use a jig or a tip for this part, it’s not too hard to iron in one fold. Better yet, of all the bias tape … To do this, simply fold the fabric so that the edges meet to form a triangle. If you need something wider or more narrow, you’ll need to recalculate. Y’all know how much I love bias tape. To the right side of the fabric, edgestitch around the armhole for and extra decorative touch and for helping the bias lay flat against the fabric. Might have to look into getting one! Now sew the right sides together with 1/4″ seam allowance. getting one. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. They just make it a lot easier. […] some baby cardigans. . Thanks so much for the help.Wee Granny Cathy. Thank you! I'll be giving it a try shortly! 7. You learned how to make bias tape! You have two triangles now. What's better than that!?! And after reading again, the cost savings is what really struck me. If so, do you still use the 1" tip? I don’t know what I did wrong, but maybe it was because my idea of a half yard is different from that of the sewing world. can you make a video please i still don’t get the twist thing, Thanks for the post-it’s been 40 years plus since I’ve made bias tape-, I love this idea! i just tried to make bias tape using this method and ran into a bit of trouble… i’m hoping that you can help me. And you sold me on the bias tape machine. I managed to get 11 meters of bias tape out of one vintage pillowcase! Fold one short edge of your fabric into a right triangle, then cut that triangle off: Lay it right sides facing straight edges aligned on the other side of the fabric: Sew it in place, so now you have a parallelogram: We need to draw diagonal lines across it parallel to the cut edges. 18″ x 18″ of fabric is more like a fat quarter, not enough for making bias tape, sorry. Thanks so much for this tutorial! *Please note it is less durable and not recommended for quilts that will be used and washed often. I truly wish I could hug your necks for this tutorial! Which is a good amount of fabric for making bias tape. How to Make Bias Tape So I found […], […] tape I made the other Sunday when I wanted to test this tutorial, which is the same technique as this tutorial but with much better pictures for my non-visual brain. Now that you’ve learned how to make bias tape, head over to this post and learn How to Sew with Bias Tape, or go to our search box on the top right and search “bias tape” for more project ideas! I notice in your photo that by strip number 3 (of your 7th picture in the tutorial) your lines also no longer line up. There are a few different sizes and widths of ready-made bias tape, with the narrow single-fold tapes to the very wide blanket bindings, but today we are going to be using the most common form: extra-wide double-fold bias tape. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial. I made yards and yards of bias tape when making a civil war gown and I wish I had known this way of doing it! Cut strips of fabric. ah yes, that is known as a fat quarter and would be very difficult to make bias tape with using this method…. Cut along the diagonal crease. "Prudent" one might even say. Do I just start twirling it around and around or do I fold it? […] find some good bias tape making tutorials go here or […]. Saving this page!! LOVE the parallelogram idea!!!!! And I love gadgets too, so maybe I'll ask for a bias tape maker for my bday! Line up one edge of the bias with the edge of the fabric, right sides together. I've been wondering if I really need it & I do! Sewing Double-Fold Bias Binding Pin the binding to the edge of your fabric. She pushes the foot pedal, and is quite good at following my directions. I’m with you. Cut 2 inch strips (about 3-4 strips) and save the leftover for your scrap box. Off to Google. I struggled with bias tape for quite a while, and I just KNEW there had to be a better way then buying it or sewing scraps together! Plus I have a yard stick and a pen, not all of the fancy gadgets that you have. Help. To make double fold tape you would first make single fold tape, then you fold the single fold in half and line up the edges and iron again. Backstitch at the beginning and the end. Teh hard part about making the bias tape is really the cutting and sewing, but I love the maker to save time on the ironing. Sew down the fold line in the bias binding. Just tried this today for the first time. Like what you would buy at a fabric store. will this trick work with straight binding? I’ve been showing you projects with pre-made bias tape, but we all know it’s so much cuter when you make your own. Single fold tape, rather, is first sewn to one side of the project and then wrapped around the edge and secured to the other side. Clip the seam and fold bias to the wrong side of the fabric (towards inside). The narrower the bias tape, the easier it is to get a flat neckline. Stupid and slow, yes, I know. Thanks for taking the fear out of it! Second, in the Onyx instructions we recommend using 3/8″ (1 cm) single fold bias tape. To be honest, I eyeballed the fold most of the time. Use this next to your iron, and scoot your jig along the fabric as you iron to make your single fold bias tape. I love your sneaky cheater way of cutting it! Press and pin the bias again. this idea looks great, but it did not work for me! Thank you soooo much for taking the time to share your secrets! I recently volunteered to make pillow case dresses for children. 15% off. First let’s figure out how wide our strips should be. I’ll give instructions on How to Make Single Fold Bias Tape and Double Fold Bias Tape (and the secrets for doing each step faster than you thought possible) after the jump…. Maybe I need to go back to 10th grade geometry!! Spent 5 hours trying to make bias tape with this tutorial, and despite following the directions to the letter I still don’t have any bias tape to show for my efforts. $16.99 $ 16. Awesome. Also, no need to press open a gazillion little seams after cutting — press the one long seam open before cutting. Then start on the opposite side of the fabric. Take Measurement Scale, fold 0.25 from both sides. Cut out strips of fabric for your bias tape. b. This is something I will use again and again. Bias tape is great for two things: stabilizing curves and finishing edges. How to sew single fold bias tape; How to sew double fold bias tape; Joining bias tape ends; To make my mitered corners with bias tape look neat, sharp and polished, I use a teeny tiny trick I’ll be showing in the step by step tutorial below. So you need to iron each side into the center. 1..2..3..4..5..6..7 On the other hand, if you want a ¼” single-bias tape cut your strips with ¾” width. Single fold binding is great for Mini Quilts and small projects. [RoyalSlider Error] Incorrect RoyalSlider ID or problem with query. I am in bias tape heaven. * Double fold bias tape is single fold tape that has been folded again in the middle to create a sandwich. Not the look I wanted. I don’t get it…. Do you just mean to cut off a triangle from the short side (no folding required)? Your tutorial is even better than a previous one I have used! I'm in the process of making a baby quilt – I will definitely give this a try when I get to the binding! This is absolutely fabulous! thanks ! To do a single fold finish, first you want to decide which side you want your bias tape to end up on. That is AWESOME!! I'll try your way. So it can be done. Repeat these steps for every project where you’ll use single fold bias tape. So I feed my strip through here, and it does the nice even ironing for me: Bias tape is cut “on the bias” meaning diagonal to the selvedges of the fabric. Awesome! Bias tape is cut “on the bias” meaning diagonal to the selvedges of the fabric. Any tips? You don’t need all the “fancy gadgets”. I use the Simplicity bias tape maker for quilt binding. I can't wait to try this. ( For example, if … Go ahead and try doing that by hand. oh my goodness – i NEVER comment on blog posts but having just done this tutorial and reveling in the yards of bias tape that i have now to use over and over, I had to thank you so much for this. This is SO GREAT! Cut it into two pieces by diagonally cutting it. Piecing bias strips was always the bane of my home decor existence! I have my parallelogram and lines drawn. So impressed with my self and you for making a great tutorial :D. I thought I'd proved Jamie wrong – that it IS impossible for the lines to match up in the spiral – but alas, it was my own inability to draw straight lines (ack!) * Single fold is flat, with single edges folded over. Your email address will not be published. http://astitchinlime.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/bias-tape/, Excited to use the tape for a project soon . Required fields are marked *. I made both of these bias tapes myself, by cutting the fabric on the bias, sewing it together, and then using a bias tape maker. Single Fold Bias Tape – Bias Binding 0.5” Diameter 55 Yards Long – White or Black Bias Tape – Bias Tape for Quilting, Sewing, Hemming, Seams and More –Pre-Folded Binding Tape Sewing (White) 4.0 out of 5 stars 75. […] I like a challenge, I also decided to do some piping around the seams. OMG! This tutorial is all about the steps to bind a mini quilt, like one of my Mini Jaybird Quilts. it totally makes the ironing super easy, I've taken up sewing again, since I now have grandchildren. It acts as a guide and makes it fold perfectly without me having to help it at all. It works great for finishing underarms or making hems. If you were to add it using the single fold bias, you would open up the bias tape ….. see picture … You would pin or clip your tape in place, sewing through the two layers. The lines need to be evenly spaced at the width we want our strips to be. "Slow down, and nowwww….stop!" I came to this helpful tutorial which also brought me to a tutorial about how to sew with bias tape. Can you help. SINGLE-FOLD bias tape has been folded in once on each edge, toward the center on the wrong side. I do not get the ywist match up either. If you are making single fold bias tape, you want your strips to be twice the width of your final tape minus 1/8″ (so for 1/2″ single fold bias tape, you need 7/8″ wide strips). You are such a doll! Step 2: Ironing your Bias Tape. ***These instructions are for making 2 inch wide bias cut strips, which will result in 1/2 inch Double Fold Bias Tape. Take the raw edge of the unfolded side and line it up with the edge of your … I also always use this […]. Yours is the first post to show how to actually cut AND make the strips. I am new to sewing and depend a lot on information I find online. Until today! How to make BIAS BINDING TAPE – 3 best ways. It’s the same effect as when you accidentally button your blouse wrong. Now I iron down the quarter inch seam allowance along one marked edge. thanks for the tutorial! Great tutorial! I'm mainly interested in making lots of 1/2" double folded tape. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and experience! Yes, she means to cut a triangle off the short side. 1..2..3..4..5..6..7 Take iron in action, do ironing on stitch parts. Still looks like a lot of work though! That’s what I did for this tutorial, too. I've just been thinking about how to do this! Flip the FOLDED EDGE so it is on the bottom, and the cut bias edge is now on the left. To do that, try and pull the curve into a straight line as much as possible and then pin bias tape. Just like the single fold above, but this bias trim finishes at 1″. 1. the other question is the cutting part you say to cut on the drawn lines and when I do it does not spiral it just cuts out each strip without the continous strip what am I doing wrong? I only have regular sewing/quilting rulers, frixion pens. I love this tute, and will instruct her in making bias tape. Lowest price in 30 days. It’s great. Try again. I don't have the money for the bigger machine, but I might try the little gadget to make it. I’m wondering what you did about this to line them up? It’s not like that’s the very last time your bias tape will ever see an iron, not by a long shot! Does it matter how big the triangle is? It took off the leading spaces I put in. She'll be an expert in no time! I was so confused as I was following the tutorial posted by Prudent Baby, the pictures were not enough. […] it would have been a series of gray or black squares. guess and go between? Measure and fold 1/4″ in at the edges on both sides. Pin carefully, especially around the curve, to avoid puckering and pleating in the fabric. I am an amateur seamstress learning how to do a lot for the first time via the internet. Single fold bias tape is when the fabric is folded two times to create one strip, and all the raw edges are enclosed underneath. How to sew single fold bias tape for beginners, « How to sew a charming evening purse in no time using a placemat, Easy cheap Christmas Tree even kids can make », Make this easy and quick crossbody bag for little girls, Super cute easy and quick Valentine’s Day mug rug, Insanely easy and cute Valentine’s Day fabric bookmarks. Do you have less zoomed in photos or a video? The twisty part to line up the long ends I am having a hard time figuring this step out, I tired to line up in the way I thought the instructions stated but it did not come out exactly right. Thanks for the tutorial!! […] of making the piping is not shown step-by-step because there’s a tutorial for that…Making Bias Tape by Prudent […], You don’t need to use a bias tape maker. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this idea. Thank you! My second attempt was extremely successful! … Step 2 Join them by short sides ( not the diagonal sides) Step 3. I finally "get" this. If you didn’t have a crease in the center, your bias tape would be 1″ wide. Your pic looks like you somehow managed a square edge. Matching the lines on the cut edge of the fabric is how you get the wonkiness described by Rindy in the comment above mine. The fabric is going to spiral as you line it up. You gently push one end of the strip through it, and iron as it comes out the other end. I'm still a bit new to sewing, and I don't think I would have been able to get so far without the help of the internet and people like you willing to take the time to share your knowledge. ps: made it by hand, and will be investing in that miracle machine STAT. […] https://www.prettyprudent.com/2010/05/hot-mess/tips/how-to-make-bias-tape-2/ […]. Just a little cheaper than Amazon. Let’s learn how to make bias tape. 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. 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