Monday, August 4, 2014

Bias Tape the Simple Way a Tutorial

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Bias Tape is NOT hard to make, you will need 

2 Straight Pins 1 Piece of fabric cut 1" x 3" approx - Holding StripThe strip you will make into bias tape, I cut mine large to show, normal cut will be 3/4" to 1 1/4" wide. 

A dry Iron  and Ironing board.

making bias tape

making bias tape

simple way to make bias tape

Iron over your edges, 1/8" to 1/4" and Press

easy way to make bias tape

Do both sides

bias tape tutorial

Lay your started binding down, press side up.
Take your Holding Strip and lay on top, Pin into your ironing board cover next to the bias tape.

tutorial on how to make bias tape

Pull the bias tape
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And, with a hot, dry iron press, at first do a bit, and lift iron, pull and iron.

As the tape becomes longer you can leave the iron and pull slowly.
(Other side view)

make bias tape

Pull tape slowly
tutorial on how to make bias tape

Good side of bias tape.

tutorial on how to make bias tape

I like to roll mine  to keep it until I'm ready to use it.
I learned this years ago from a Home Eco. teacher in the 70's
No need to buy a machine to do this for you !  But, you can if you like !

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