How to make bias tape tutorial


How To Make Bias Tape Tutorial

Learn how to make bias tape with this free DIY bias binding tutorial. Perfect for beginners and includes both single fold bias tape and double fold.

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What patterns can I use this how to make bias tape tutorial with?

This how to make bias tape tutorial is perfect for anyone wanting to make their own bias tape or bias binding. Either make bias tape to match or contrast the fabric you are using elsewhere in your project.

Difficulty Level = Beginner

Bias tape or bias binding? They are the same thing, however in some parts of the world people call it bias binding (e.g. UK & NZ), whereas in other parts of the world people call it bias tape (e.g. USA and parts of Europe). I grew up in NZ and live in the UK so from here on I tend to refer to it as bias binding.

Single fold bias binding – Single-fold bias binding is strips of fabric which are cut on the bias, with each raw edge folded in toward the center (wrong sides together) and pressed.

Single fold bias binding has lots of uses. For example, you’ll often find it on professionally stitched garments to cover up raw edges on the inside of armholes and waistbands.

Double fold bias binding – Double-fold bias binding is single fold bias binding that has been folded in half along its center line.

Most of our patterns that use bias binding call for double fold bias binding.

My favorite use for double fold bias binding in children’s clothing is around any edge of the garment. For example, around a hem or around an armhole. It’s fold goes over the raw edge of the garment, so it’s totally enclosed once you stitch it on.

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