Saturday, 4 June 2016
HomeMade BiasTape -tutorial
First of all you need to decide how wide you need it to be. If you use just pen, ruler and sewing machine; the width can be anything. The most important thing is to cut it in 45 degree angle. It is possible to cut it in crosswise or lengthwise grain but sewing will be more challenging and the BiasTape won't be so stretching and malleable then. I cut crosswise or lengthwise grain only then when I don't have enough fabric to cut in 45 degree angle.
Feed the bias strip wrong side up into the wide end of the tape maker. You can see the hole in the maker. The awl fits in that hole and through it you can feed the bias strip further into the other end of the maker. Bias strip comes out as folded from the maker. If you don't have an awl you can try out for example tapestry needle or small knitting needle.
Remember to keep iron close to the tape maker when working.