Let’s talk about bias again! I’m collecting here 15 of the most interesting bias tape related resources I’ve found around the web.
Would you like to help me find more?
As Wikipedia says:
Bias tape or bias binding is a narrow strip of fabric, cut on the bias. The strip’s fibers, being at 45 degrees to the length of the strip, makes it stretchier as well as more fluid and more drapeable compared to a strip that is cut on the grain. Many strips can be pieced together into a long “tape.” The tape’s width varies from about 1/2″ to about 3″ depending on applications. Bias tape is used in making piping, binding seams, finishing raw edges, etc. It is often used on the edges of quilts, placemats, and bibs, around armhole and neckline edges instead of a facing, and as a simple strap or tie for casual bags or clothing.
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Top 15 Bias Tape Links
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- Make your own continuous bias strips, using fabric or bed sheets
- Timesaver tip: how-to for sewing on a homemade bias tape without pre-ironing it (why adding steps, if you can do without?), brought to you from the lovely seamstress Mie @ Sewing Like Mad
- Your Wardrobe Unlocked: read all and everything on this site, there’s also a parabola about “Why are curves and corners hard to bind?” that is a Real Candy! In the meanwhile, you’ll learn how to bind sharp corners and curves (read both part 1 and 2)
- You need to know this tiny basic trick for joining bias tape strips (sssht… bias tape have ears….!) that Amy shares @ Angry Chicken
- Erin (Children’s Fashion Workshop) teaches us how to add a bias hem facing to any funny shaped hem or just o add a splash of color to your hems
- I (still) don’t own a bias maker but… Never Say Never! Learn with me how to use a bias maker, thanks to Jean Kake from the Quilted Cupcake blog
- Shams from Communing With Fabrics shows us an interesting while unusual technique: bias fringe! Can’t miss this one!
- Adding decorative strips to your seams is an easy way to add a bit of zing to your project, pairing a homemade bias strip to a lace strip (or contrasting bias tape); Jodie (The Haby goddess) in her tutorial shows how to do that without raw edges showing!
- How to use a binding foot to create double-sided placemats
- Make a bias binding with unusual tools: ask PC at Meijo’s Joy how to think outside the box 😉
- Toni @ Sugar Tart Crafts, in this video, shares some trick to create your own bias from irregular-shaped fabrics
- Charlotte’s Sew Natural site talk about binding a quilt, but the tip she shares is perfect for any other bias binding: discover how to add a ric-rac binding!
- Pascal (Between the Lines) is helping us cleaning up our stashes from fabric scraps, creating a scrapbuster colorful bias tape
- Lauren (Wearing History Blog) is a mine of tips… today shows us how to Mitering Inside Corners or Scallops (but take a look here and there on her blog, you’ll be amazed, pinkie promise!)
- Frugal bias maker… with only a needle! This is how I do, at the moment, to create a bias tape… you know how frugal I am, true? Thanks Autum (Creative Little Daisy) for being so clever!
Check my “Bias Magic!” Pinterest Board for 100 more (and growing) bias ideas.
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