It’s been a while since we have talked about one of our favorite sewing room supplies, Bias Tape! Bias tape is great for two things: stabilizing curves and finishing edges. While you can pick up a pack at the store in a variety of colors, it’s so much cuter to make your own with pretty fabric.There are a ton of projects using bias tape on Prudent Baby so here is a refresher course on making your own. It seems a little complicated, but do it once and you’ll be hooked.
Recognize these spools from my latest Antiquing Adventure Video? They are perfect to store my new bias tape on my pegboard wall.
Read on for the Bias Tape Tutorial and a few of our bias tape making secret weapons.
Click on over to How to Make Single Fold Bias Tape and Double Fold Bias Tape (and the secrets for doing each step faster than you thought possible)
And be sure to watch the video for our favorite bias tape making tool. It’s the Simplicity Bias Tape Machine and it does the work for you. You can get a bunch of different tips for it to make any size bias tape you want. Note: It looks like it is currently not available but you can look for one on eBay.
For a video of the machine in action visit us on You Tube: Bias Tape Maker Video What What!
If you use bias tape it’ll pay for itself after like two quilts or some tops, or art smocks, or baby dresses, or mommy dresses, or oven mitts, or swaddle blankets, or whatever you can dream up. Go to our search box on the top right and search “bias tape” for about 50 million project ideas!
We can’t wait to see the bias tape that you make!