Homemade Bias Tape

Bias tape is amazing! It can be used in so many different sewing projects. I finally made my own bias tape…or should I say, finally made correctly cut bias tape.

Until now, I didn’t really realize why bias tape was cut on the bias, meaning that it is cut diagonally across the grain line of the fabric. I made “bias tape” a time or two by simply cutting fabric into strips from selvage to selvage. It worked for my purposes but only because the fabric I used had some natural stretch to it. The reason that the fabric is cut on the bias is because the fabric has the most stretch or give when cut this way which allows it to be easily sewn around the curves of a sewing project.

To learn about bias tape and then to make my own, I used the tutorial from the blog danamadeit.com. There are so many tutorials for bias tape out there, but this one is by far the best I’ve come across.

Now it’s time to use my pretty bias tape!

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