Just line it up with your presser foot each time. Fold your fabric to get a 45º angle like we did above and cut the edge with your scissors. If you have a super long cutting mat, you can start cutting bias strips now! I was very useful. * Double fold bias tape is single fold tape that has been folded again in the middle to create a sandwich. Using a rotary cutter, quilting ruler, and cutting mat, continue cutting 2-inch wide strips till you get to the end of your fabric. Wow, thanks so much for this amazing tutorial. I plan on rereading this instruction until it sticks. LOVE IT. Making your own bias tape at home from fabric is very easy and you don’t really need a bias maker to do so.. It’s as simple as that! Man, this is an awesome tutorial!!! Divide the total from Step 1 by 40 (an average fabric width) to find the number of strips you will need. First we will cut, then we will iron. And if you’re a real bias tape enthusiast, Simplicity sells an electronic bias tape maker!…but I’ll tell you about that next month. I have seen many blogs use bias tape and binding as one in the same and often calling binding cut on the straight grain bias tape, While bias tape is binding, binding is not always bias tape. Very helpful. I went straight out and bought one of the Clover bias tape gizzies. Thank you for the tutorial! Purchase at least 1/2 yard of fabric to make your bias tape. But for double-fold tape we need to iron it over one more time. For this tutorial, however, we’ll focus mainly on Bias Tape. I’m over my fear of bias tape and ready to trim my daughter’s holiday dress. Bias Tape. I would use your highest heat setting and press the iron on the fabric for slightly longer. Thank you for making this so simple! Calculate the area of your fabric by multiplying the length by the width. Of course PLEASE do a test first on a scrap piece to make sure the settings are proper and nothing is going to melt from too much heat! Excellent! Notice the almost non-existent seam. Sure. Most fabric comes in standard widths of 35 inches, 44 inches, 48 inches, 54 inches or 60 inches. It almost becomes a different design. Multiply the total inches of bias strips needed by the width of the strips to determine the total square inches of fabric you will need. The double-folded is like what you made–bias strip folded in half to mark the middle, the edges folded in almost to the middle fold–one side folded in just a little less so when folded the edges are a few threads away from meeting. Calculate how many yards of bias tape you will need. Prepackaged, prefolded bias tape is sold in fabric stores, but you'll need to make your own bias tape if you'd like patterned bias tape or tape matched to the exact color of your project. Thank you so much for sharing your talent! If you’re having a hard time getting it out the other end, use a seam ripper or other small object to stick down inside the maker and pull it along. As soon as I get a chance I will be doing this using your tutorial!! Can I use regular bias tape with the knit fabric? Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET – MADE EVERYDAY. Any suggestions on how to figure this out and make the process easier?! Help!! Thank you for such an informative website page. Determine how wide your bias tape strips must be. If you're planning your project, you can determine the yardage of fabric needed to make your bias tape before you go to the store so you don't buy more fabric than you really need. I have a feeling I’m about to become a mega-fan. Now to attempt to use it! Take Measurement Scale, fold 0.25 from both sides. Find out the width of the fabric you plan to cut into bias tape. I love following you! Fabric estimates would be greater for larger diameters. It was quite a tedious process because I didn’t have a bias tape maker and used a large pin on my ironing board, but it worked and it was fun. Thank you for this bias tape tutorial – it helped me make white bias tape to use in my colorful bunging! That may sound confusing. Thanks. What the heck does “bias” mean? Once your strips are all sewn together it’s time to for the folding fun. Turn your triangles so they look like those in the picture in step 3. (2) Now multiply the measurement of the fabric by itself to get the squares inches of the area. And I don’t think I even cut it on the bias. What is it? ; ) Today you taught me how to make my own bias tape. And when you’re ready to sew it on, jump to our next tutorial: How to Sew Bias Tape. I’ll have to bookmark you! I delight in, lead to I found just what I used to be taking a look for. Pingback: Best Bias-Tape Method | 7 Pine Design. * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. If the fabric you will cut into bias tape is 43 inches wide and you need 648 square inches of bias tape, you would divide 648 by 43 for a total of 15.07 inches needed. You can also use what is known in quilting terms as a “fat quarter” to make your bias binding strips. She earned a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington. Hi Dana, Is linen as appropriate fabric to make biased binding out of?? Thank you so much for such a great and easy to follow tutorial! Thanks for your clear instructions and good pictures! and am making the bias tape for the first time with the little gadget you have. And why are bias-cut strips used for bias tape? Thank you so much for this detailed tutorial and the wonderful photos. Do you have suggestions on creating bias tape from poly georgette? The next standard cutting width for fabric after 0.44 yards would be 0.5 yards, or 1/2 yard. I find that it’s easiest to cut the bias tape from 1 yard of fabric (so you have more surface area to cut longer strips of fabric). It’s fun to see the print in a different way. I wasn’t able to understand anyone else’s tutorial for this. You will get the bundled wireless keyboard and mouse which will give you great typing experience. At the back of the maker is where the fabric is inserted. Gather your fabrics. I’ve done it in the past using my 1″ maker but every time I try to press behind the “pull”, the ends don’t fold or there’s a fold in the middle. * Quilt Binding is a fancy name for wide bias tape. It was very helpfull ♥ sunny greetings from south Spain Sylvia, http://hanna-herz.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/diy-bias-tape.html. As a comparison, a 14 inch square of fabric produces about 94 inches of 2-inch wide Bias Tape and a 20 inch square produces about 191 inches of 2-inch wide Bias Tape. thanks for the tutorial will give it a trial. Yay! I had no idea such a nifty device existed! To do this, first mark your cutting lines … And how can you make your own? (Basically it’s 10 x 10 / 1, and then assume about 5% waste and seam allowance.)  To apply, open one side and place raw edge flush with the raw edge of your project. Thanks for the tutorial, I’ve got it pinned! It’s important to remember that the width printed on the package is for single fold bias tape. Cut out strips of fabric for your bias tape. Thanks for this unbelievably thorough bias tape introduction and tutorial. making bias tape with knits is a bit annoying. Thank you, thank you , thank you ! This is awesome! So, this method feels simplest to me. Try to be exact but don’t stress over it. Okay, at this point, you’ve created single fold bias tape. Hi Dana, G’Day from Australia. It was so helpful and straight forward I now have a lovely bunch of double-folded bias tape ready to go – hurray! The material is almost “too” stretchy to come out of the bias tape maker perfect. Not to mentuon that laptops with com port have powerful processors and they provide pretty much everything a desktop computer can offer. This will be a ‘go-to’ page for me when I’m doing bias binding, until I do alot more of it. Cut along that fold with a pair of scissors. This is the finished edge of the fabric, which doesn’t fray, and is often marked with the fabric designer’s name and color printing circle codes. Haven’t seen them separately without the machine?…….The ones you use manually, like yours? Some people find this part tedious but I think it comes together fairly quickly and seems easiest to me, compared to other methods. It is so fantastic. Thank you so much for all the explanations! Thank you for sharing this great tutorial! You’ve got it correct. Now don’t worry if your strips don’t line up exactly every time. Binding tape made from bias-cut fabric eases and forms around curves easier than strips that are cut from the grain line. Congratulations! You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! I feel like your blog has opened my eyes to a whole other world of sewing! Well, if you’ve tried to ease woven fabric around a curve or created a casing around an armhole, you know that it’s hard to do. The angled edge will help it feed in easier. Where can I buy the the bias tape maker? No big deal. Thanks! This bias calculator is super easy to use and very handy, making your sewing projects a lot faster and easier. // Leaf Group Lifestyle, Fiber Images: How-To Make Yards and Yards of Bias Tape, Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild: Instructions for Creating Continuous Bias Tape. They’re bias tape, piping, and quilt bindings. Or continue reading for the step-by-step photo instructions. Just made my first batch! I couldn’t read and learn from your incredibly sensitive and understanding (sensitive and understanding of those that don’t quite ‘get’ things easily} and not at least take the time to thank you. Bias tape makes so much more sense to me now! Bias tape is made of cloth cut at a diagonal angle, or on the bias, with edges folded under. I have always wanted to know how to make bias tape. * Single fold is flat, with single edges folded over. Take a piece of fabric and try it out. This is the flat bias trim with both edges folded in. -1/2 yard quilting cotton fabric; Cami used Yellow Dots from the Hello Sunshine line. 648 inches divided by 36 inches = 18 yards So, if a 36 inch square will give you 18 yards of 2 inch wide bias, you will need an extra yard of fabric to make the half inch bias binding for 8 placemats. * Piping (sometimes called Welt Cord) is made by sewing rope-like cord inside of bias-cut strips (similar to making bias tape). Step 1. Bye. The background info is behind us now. However, if you try to tug and stretch a piece of woven fabric along the bias, the fabric will give a little bit. There is so much more to sewing/being creative then just being skillful in something. I don’t usually wash it because it can become a tangled mess, and typically store-bought bias tape is made of polyester/cotton blend which doesn’t tend to shrink as much as 100% cotton. You will learn what width you need for a ¼” binding and a ½” too.. I am still young and have so very much to learn! I have two bias tape makers: 1-inch wide and 2-inch wide. Very very easy to read instructions and the best description of making bias I have found so far. How to Cut Any Material in One Long Strip, Copyright 2021 Leaf Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved. The small handle on the maker will help you pull with one hand as you iron with the other. Thank you so much for your awesome tutorials, Dana!! Like this: Now I know your instinct is to line them up flush with each other but in a moment I’ll show you why that doesn’t work. Thank you for all your awesome posts! It can bind handles (Baby Basket), Carseat covers and canopies, It neatly finishes-off raw edges (semi-homemade cover), and makes a simple girl’s summer shirt (summer vacation dress pattern). I love all the little things you showede. Great tutorial!! And the bias cuts a diagonal line in the middle of that, creating a bias grain! But each person learns differently. You’re brilliant! How much in yardage does the 1 inch double fold bias tape yield from one yard of fabric? And now, let’s cut bias strips. So keep reading to start making your own bias tape from any fabric of your stash. And now that we know what it looks like….what is it? I love the way you teach, very thorough. Okay, still with me? Mary, Thanks for such a great tutorial on bias making, i’ve done this before but I love that you’ve shown clear pictures of the process.  Top stitch the long side down, close to folded edge. Anyways, I love your site and I would have never known about the bias tape maker’s output measurements are for single fold only. You just have to keep playing with it, trying to get it to fold in. It’s often used as a trim and sewn flat just as it is, such as parallel to a hem or with decorative stitching on the top. I’m wondering the same thing as Connie–do I cut off the extra portion on the bottom that isn’t part of the triangle? I’ve been sewing for over 20 years and have made lots of bias tape, which would take forever! You need each strip to over-hang a bit and make a 90 degree angle with each other.  Stitch in the fold. Thank you for such an inclusive tutorial on making bias tape!! The cut edge and the selvage typically make a 90 degree angle with each other. Making bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric: http://sewingmamaraeanna.blogspot.com/2012/06/sewing-technique-tip-bias-tape.html, http://sisterscommonthread.com/products.html, http://www.madeeveryday.com/2008/07/technique-understanding-bias-and-making-bias-tape.html, http://lyndiprojects.blogspot.com/2014/06/colorful-bunting-for-backyard-bash.html, http://www.madeeveryday.com/2014/03/made-everyday-episode-how-to-make-and-understand-bias-tape.html, Diaper Covers + FREE Pattern – MADE EVERYDAY, Watermelon Potholder DIY – A Beautiful Mess, DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration, How to Sew a Bias Tape Surgical Face Mask with Flexible Nose | Sweet Red Poppy. Thank you! However, I think bias tape made from knit fabric would probably look nicer and feel softer. DESIGN BY OCTOBER INK | DEV BY GEMMA HAYLETT | WEB HOSTING BY RFE Hosting. And then the options are limitless…..and so much cuter. I usually use a fat quarter of fabric, and from that I can get 4 yards of 1/2″ double fold tape or 8 yards of 1/2″ single fold. , Pingback: DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Round the inches needed to be cut up to the nearest basic fraction of a yard. That’s the only step I’m having a hard time understanding. Stick the end of the long fabric strip into your bias tape maker. And finally, fold the triangle down one more time, along the bias edge. The leftover scraps come in handy for Scrappy Monster arms and legs. thanks:). Thank you so much. What is it used for? This will allow you to cut more of the fabric at once on a smaller cutting mat. I’m on the hunt for that red and white striped fabric you have, I love it and I need it! If you’re ready to sew your trim on….jump to our next tutorial: How to Sew Bias Tape. It typically comes 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide–which is sometimes packaged as “quilt binding”. Will it shrink if i don’t wash it? Hi Dana, This has to be the BEST tutorial on bias tape I have ever read…you helped me to understand this “abyss” in such a way that I am now on board with it…you are awesome! Round the resulting number up to the nearest whole inch. * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. You’ve made it to the end of the tape. And voila, you have a triangle! Would love to hear from you soon. It’s not as cheap as the others ($14) but I love having the wider option. I know with satin georgette and chiffon that you can’t fold the fabric when cutting because there is no guarantee that the fabric won’t shift when cutting. Right?? But I’ll show you how to do it with 1 yard and a 1/2 yard. Below is the answer: a. So I don’t know if it has to do with the fabric I’m using, or maybe it’s my iron, but I’m trying to make bias tape out of satin I got at JoAnn’s (it says it’s 100% polyester), but it doesn’t hold the fold when I iron it – I’m not sure what to do! Just follow this tutorial here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2008/07/technique-understanding-bias-and-making-bias-tape.html. Oh. 36 inches x 36 inches = 1296 inches Step 2. Just eyeball as best as you can (the strips end up overhanging about 1/2 inch). Cut strips of fabric. Just like the single fold above, but this bias trim finishes at 1″. Thank you for this tutorial. When you’re done, Tuck the end under and it will stay put. I’m a little lost on that matter. Am working on your boatneck tunic (love it!) Bias tape makes a wonderful Quilt Binding (Faux Chenille Blanket). Thank-you soo much. It can be used around arm holes and edges (yellow vest), as a waistband and around leg holes (the perfect diaper cover). Your energy and positive attitude assisted me in determining “I can do this!” Then I watched I used video to work step by step to help myself sew! Thank you so much for sharing! This makes it easier to sew with and decreases the chance of sewing on the top of the binding and somehow missing the back of the binding with your stitching. It is sometimes made from polyester satin and ranges from 1 to 2 inches wide. FINALLY someone tells me what the heck bias tape is and why I need it. Divide the inches of strips to be cut by 36 to determine the yardage of your strips. I have made binding for quilts for years but never did double fold. Thank you so much. Her articles have appeared on websites and for professional blogs. Here’s how it’s done… Start with 1/2 yard of fabric. As long as you have a ruler and scissors, you can make it work. Place that triangle below on the left, next to the other piece of fabric (the stripes on the fabric helps match everything up). Note that the fold is actually slightly off-center, so that one side is wider than the other, by a fraction. Love your work . Online I found the 2-inch wide maker. Keep going with this method till you get to the end of your strip. Plan to cut fabric strips about twice the width of your finished bias tape, or four times the width of folded-over bias tape. Sorry , Thank you, oh thank you! But now, I have you to be thankful for. Bias tape on the other hand is a thin band of material which is cut “on the bias.” A bias simply means an angle of 45 degrees across the fabric. Have you walked by the zippers and threads in your fabric shop and wondered what all those cute packages of solid trim are? When creating bias tape, all the fabric strips are cut on the bias rather than parallel to the fabric’s grain line. Thank you so much. If you want to try this technique, here is what you need: Half yard of quilt weight fabric … Thanks for holding my hand through that Dana! Divide the number of total square inches by the width of the strips you will cut. Other methods I’ve seen online involve sewing pieces of fabric together before cutting your strips….but no matter how many times I read the instructions I can’t wrap my brain around it. Most oof the time, the problem is fixed at this stage. So, a 1-inch wide bias tape maker actually makes 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape. Thank you for this FANTASTIC and helpful tutorial! Bias Tape from 1 yard of fabric: Okay, as I mentioned above, it’s easiest to get long bias strips from 1/2 yard of fabric that is cut from 1 yard (so that you have more surface area length for each strip). yea. Pingback: Watermelon Potholder DIY – A Beautiful Mess, Pingback: Watermelon Potholder DIY | Bloggsom. Have a nice day. So let’s talk about how to make your own. Let’s talk about it! Dear Dana, I was going to try the 1/2 yard method, but changed my mind….ah the perks of “femaledom”!! Most woven fabrics (unless they have a bit of spandex blended in) have no stretch. This is so helpful. Try it out and it will all make sense. It came out great, and so much more fun than the solid store-bought stuff. What I read about in your tutorial is double-fold bias tape according to what I have in front of me. the folder gizmo was not happy with flannel either. This technique works with just about any size square, although I wouldn't try it with a square smaller than 10'' - there would be too many seams and not very much trim. This is sssuuuuuch a great post. My purchased single fold tape is a strip folded in half with very narrow folded under edges just so you don’t have raw edges. If my method is odd to you, check out these other tutorials on Whipstitch and Prudent Baby. I’d love to receive something like this. Pingback: How to Sew a Bias Tape Surgical Face Mask with Flexible Nose | Sweet Red Poppy, Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET - MADE EVERYDAY. Thanks so much for the tutorial though…I”m a smart enough lady but sometimes my brain gets all in knots trying to work through all of this! I stumbled upon this tutorial and went to work. We’ll show you the simple, shortcut method and the proper, never-fail method. Thank You! Thanks for joining the party! Hi Dana, Thanks for the great tutorial, you definitely simplified this for me. Thank you so much for this tutorial! http://sewingmamaraeanna.blogspot.com/2012/06/sewing-technique-tip-bias-tape.html. Fold the Selvage over to the cut edge of the fabric to create a 45 degree, or a bias cut. If the folds meet in the middle exactly when you make the first fold, they will scrunch up when you try to do the second fold. I have just found your website looking for a way to make my own bias binding. Now we’ll sew all the strips together. Tidwell is a certified usability analyst, an experienced technical writer and a published short story author. (About 1/8 inch or 2–3mm seems to work well for light to medium weight fabric.) Had no idea that tape makers could be bought. I packed them up and soon a few pieces of me and all of my love will arrive on their door-step to let them know how much I miss them and care about their little lives. Every person who sews should be shown this tutorial. The one on the left is cut off in the … Hi Caitlin, It’s harder to press Polyester than cotton. It’s normally used for trim, casings and narrow facings. You do a wonderful job teaching. Total deal. The selvage is the lengthwise grain, while the cut edge (when it runs perpendicular to the selvage) is the crosswise grain. And I live in the hot city of Austin, TX with my husband Casey and our 3 kids. Typically, the edge of your presser foot is a 1/4 inch allowance, which makes it even easier! : ) I sewed five skirts last week. I can easily see myself with a new addiction. Hem tape is a way of hemming your clothes without the use of needles and threads. http://missouriquiltco.com - Jenny shows us how to make 200 inches of continuous binding from a half yard of fabric using the amazing Bias Ruler. Thanks so much for this Dana, I used this to make bias binding from half a yard of fabric! I know there are thousands of sewing how-tos out there but I find yours to be the most clear with the best instructions and photographs. I don’t know if you realize this but, you and I have very quickly become very close friends. For example, less than 1 yard is needed to create 300″ of 4″ wide bias. Yep, single-fold bias tape is just Double-fold bias tape unfolded! The chart displays how many yards of 5/32” piping 1 yard of fabric will create in both bias and straight cuts. I just wanted to point out that it is a good thing to have a gap between the folds, as shown in the tutorial. That little 22″ x 28″ piece of fabric is now 9 yards of bias tape. Cut the ends of the tape that you want to join to a 45 degree angle, then join as shown above. (3) Then divide the squares inches by the desired width of the bias strip. In your photo marked (Bias Fold 45 degree angle) do you cut off the remaining fabric, the part that hangs below the newly formed triangle. For example, a 36-inch square baby quilt will need 1 yard of bias tape on each side, plus a little extra for overlap, or perhaps 4 1/2 yards of bias tape total. Oh my goodness this was sooo easy! It’s even cheaper than the pre-packaged stuff (which is typically 3 yards in length). I am going to pin it for my future reference. Love your videos! The widest maker available in most shops is a 1-inch. I can not thank you enough for this well explained toturial! We’ll show you the simple, cheating method and the proper, never-fail method. My. The edge is the part that will be folded under anyway, so it doesn’t need to be pristine. If you're planning to make bias tape from fabric you already own, you can determine how much bias tape you can make. Thanks so much for this! Thank you! I used to sew when I was much younger so I I thought I’d give it a try again. It’s not that it “stretches” but it has some “ease” to it. I just finished making bias tape for the first time using your tutorial. If you’d like to see more on bias tape, check out my video here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2014/03/made-everyday-episode-how-to-make-and-understand-bias-tape.html. Thank you so much. The video was brilliant too. Thank you so much! I love your tutorial! Sew the 3 pieces together in those two spots, iron the seams, and now you have one long piece of fabric to cut your bias strips from. I’ll be checking back on your blog frequently, Thanks for this great Tutorial! Thanks so much for your ever helpful info! But if you haven’t discovered already, it’s also very easy to make you own. Hi – Thanks for the inspiration and detailed instruction. Now to create longer strips of fabric place the cut triangle up on the right, next to your fabric. Just snip off those fabric edges and you’re set! The adhesive on the hem tape, which is has two sides, gives a strong bond that lasts even through repeated laundering. Thank you! Let’s make bias tape! Step 1: Cutting Your Bias Strips Bias tape is cut “on the bias” meaning diagonal to the selvedges of the fabric. What you are calling single fold bias tape is just the double-fold tape unfolded. Such a creative, innovative idea, I will never buy store bought tape again! However, the edge of the fabric may not be usable as bias tape, so if possible, measure the usable width of the fabric. Bias Binding Calculations: Bias strips are cut on the diagonal from a square or rectangular piece of fabric (see diagrams to the right). The strips end up overhanging about 1/2 inch ) a whole other of... 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