Sewing bias tape is the best trim you can add! It’s a personal tribute to your sewing project and the opportunity to dress up any article from dresses to quilts and beyond! If you can make your own bias tape you have a finishing touch for every garment and craft item you can imagine.
SEWING BIAS TAPE IS THE BEST!
- B– bias tape brings style
- I – interesting contrasts
- A – adds to every project
- S – sews on with ease
Sewing Bias Tape
A step by step guide to using this amazing trim is available through my five-part series all about sewing bias tape. Read the articles and follow the instructions – it really is that simple!
The final outcome is a professional trim to grace any of your sewing projects. Being able to use your own fabrics gives you the cutting edge on something really original.
Five articles lay out the skills needed to make and use your very own bias tape.
Part 1 – Types of Bias Tape
Before you start, it is important to know the types of bias tape and which is best for your sewing project. Here I will show you the difference between single fold and double fold and some other common types.
PART 2 – How to Make Bias Tape
Roll up and read all about stage one of the process. There is no ‘biased’ opinion, anyone can do it! The outcome will be your very own personal bias tape to enhance any sewing project. This tutorial will show you how to make bias tape with or without a bias tape maker.
PART 3 – How to Sew Single Fold Bias Tape
Learn how to sew bias tape that is single fold. It’s time to go single on the sewing scene. It’s simple, it’s stylish and it’s your own expression of creativity. A must ‘’know-how trim’’ for every seamstress. You can simply turn something functional, l like serviettes, into something amazing with a unique bias tape trim.
PART 4 – How to Sew Double Fold Bias Tape
Twice as much fun, double the style, and really professional. The double fold bias tape is just as easy to use and gives an added finish to any sewing project. Make your bias tape a special trim. When you learn how to sew double fold bias tape your project will look great both inside and out.
PART 5 – How to Make Continuous Bias Tape
This is your chance to be part of a ’never-ending’ sewing story. Continuous bias tape is an amazing way to cut fabric and turn it into a very, very long piece of bias trim. It is so professional for anyone who tries. It wraps around those raw edges to give your garment a never-ending trim!
PART 6 – How to Sew Tape Bias Corners
Bias tape corners are the most obliging trim for all kinds of projects. There is no corner too deep or too wide or too long for this pioneer of sewing trims. Just by knowing the basics you can create a multitude of beautiful corners for all kinds of projects. It’s really ’sew’ simple and very effective.
PART 7 – Bias Tape V Necks
Using bias tape to finish a v-neck shirt is a common technique that will save you using a facing. It is similar to sewing double-fold bias tape with a couple of extra tips.
PART 8 – Making Piping with Bias Tape
Did you know that you can use bias tape to make piping? Store-bought piping is often thin and created in uninspiring plain colors while you can use printed fabrics for a unique pop of color.
PART 9 – Sewing Piping
Once you have made piping it is time to sew it into a seam. This tutorial will show you how to sew piping along straight edges, curves and corners as well as how to start and finish the piping ends.
Sewing Bias Tape | In Conclusion
These nine easy tips for sewing bias tape will ensure that all kinds of handmade articles can be enhanced with your own bias tape. By using your own fabric you can add that extra special creative and individual touch to your unique creation. Never a store-bought look, always something original and entirely your own masterpiece.
Bias tape is just the right trim to say – simply the best, a treasure for sure!