Now on the make my own. What a great job you did of explaining everything about bias tape. This is the most well-written tutorial I have ever read. But I’ll show you how to do it with 1 yard and a 1/2 yard. Inside all those pretty packages are some interesting trims: * Bias tape usually comes in solid colors of polyester/cotton blended fabric, is 3 yards in length and varies in width and use. Thank you so much. Notice the almost non-existent seam. Tie old ribbon scraps around each set and you’ve got special handmade gift. Bias tape is a type of trim and also a binding. They’re bias tape, piping, and quilt bindings. It’s used as a trim on clothing and for home decor projects. I loved using the little binding gizmo and my binding tape is sooooo pretty!!! 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? However, the edge of the fabric may not be usable as bias tape, so if possible, measure the usable width of the fabric. Thank you so much. * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. I used to have an attitude about bias tape, since I only ever saw 30 year old stuff at thrift stores. Pingback: How to Sew a Bias Tape Surgical Face Mask with Flexible Nose | Sweet Red Poppy, Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET - MADE EVERYDAY. I usually don’t bother to calculate how much bias tape I need – if I didn’t make enough, I can make more. Plan to cut fabric strips about twice the width of your finished bias tape, or four times the width of folded-over bias tape. 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. Fold your fabric to get a 45º angle like we did above and cut the edge with your scissors. * Piping (sometimes called Welt Cord) is made by sewing rope-like cord inside of bias-cut strips (similar to making bias tape). And the bias cuts a diagonal line in the middle of that, creating a bias grain! I just finished making bias tape for the first time using your tutorial. But for double-fold tape we need to iron it over one more time. As soon as I get a chance I will be doing this using your tutorial!! Dear Dana, I was going to try the 1/2 yard method, but changed my mind….ah the perks of “femaledom”!! Where can I buy the the bias tape maker? I plan on rereading this instruction until it sticks. How to Cut Any Material in One Long Strip, Copyright 2021 Leaf Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Iron all the way to the end of the strip and you’re done! Dana, you are amazing!! 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! Thank you! (About 1/8 inch or 2–3mm seems to work well for light to medium weight fabric.) Now, had you lined the two strips up flush with each other, without the overhang, your strips would come out looking like this: But with the overhang, the strips line up perfectly! You can also use what is known in quilting terms as a “fat quarter” to make your bias binding strips. Fold the tape in half, so that one side is just slightly wider than the other…about 1/16 of an inch….very small. There are many ways to cut and sew bias tape. * Fabrics with small prints work best since a large print won’t be very obvious on a skinny bias tape. For example, your 44-inch wide fabric may have only 43 usable inches of width. And now, let’s cut bias strips. Hi Caitlin, It’s harder to press Polyester than cotton. My. 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. yea. Pingback: Diaper Covers + FREE Pattern – MADE EVERYDAY. 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. Help!! But each person learns differently. The material is almost “too” stretchy to come out of the bias tape maker perfect. I love to sew, make, and share. Remember that you’re cutting from the BIAS CUT EDGE. Very thorough tutorial with steps and “how to” complete task! Pls I have a question based on the bias making, I don’t have the bias tape maker, rotary cutter, quilting ruler & cutting mat, can I make a bias without these tools? As long as you have a ruler and scissors, you can make it work. I cannot find any information on how to join together single or double fold packages of wrights bias tape to make a longer piece of binding. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face today, for all of your beautiful inspiration and for filling me up with such a sweet thirst for creativity. Haven’t seen them separately without the machine?…….The ones you use manually, like yours? I was very useful. -1/2 yard quilting cotton fabric; Cami used Yellow Dots from the Hello Sunshine line. What is it? I thought it was a bit weird for you to be THAT enthusiastic about making bias BUT IT IS TOTALLY TRUE !!! Thank you so much. If your fabric is not rectangular, you may need to divide it into two imaginary rectangles and measure each separately. Have you walked by the zippers and threads in your fabric shop and wondered what all those cute packages of solid trim are? (but i am a sucker for red and stripes :)). Sorry , Thank you, oh thank you! Thank you for making this so simple! Small prints work best for bias tape since only about a 1/2" wide section of it shows up on your project. The video was brilliant too. And I’m sure I’ll forget and need to look back at. Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET – MADE EVERYDAY. And why are bias-cut strips used for bias tape? But I have since learned a much easier way to make one long continuous bias strip that requires sewing only one single seam. I’m going to have to dig through your site and see why one would even use single fold bias tape? So let’s talk about how to make your own. Turn your triangles so they look like those in the picture in step 3. Total deal. Determine how wide your bias tape strips must be. Thanks! And now that we know what it looks like….what is it? You are the only site I have found that explains the method in an easy to understand way. Thanks. 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. To do this, first mark your cutting lines … The selvage is the lengthwise grain, while the cut edge (when it runs perpendicular to the selvage) is the crosswise grain. Thanks for making it all so clear! This tutorial was very detailed and it works great, but any advice on making double fold bias tape with jersey knit. This bias calculator is super easy to use and very handy, making your sewing projects a lot faster and easier. Seriously this was totally fun to me!! Round the resulting number up to the nearest whole inch. Dana do you have a video of making outdoor cushions for my patio? No fun. Below is the answer: a. Well, of course shops are closed (it is now 11 pm…) so I remembered you posted a tutorial about this a while ago so I thought I’d check it out. Find out the width of the fabric you plan to cut into bias tape. Thought you might like to know when someone uses your tutorial after all the hard work you put into it! Does anyone have any hints? Pingback: Best Bias-Tape Method | 7 Pine Design. However, if you try to tug and stretch a piece of woven fabric along the bias, the fabric will give a little bit. Now fold the bottom half of the fabric to create another bias edge and cut it with your scissors. You’ve got it correct. Cut the ends of the tape that you want to join to a 45 degree angle, then join as shown above. Somehow fabric becomes prettier in bias tape! My awesome husband bought me a new cutting mat, rotary cutter, and some assorted rulers to go with i figured it would be a while before I was able to use them. Multiply this answer by the width of your binding strips (generally 2.5 inches) to find the total number of fabric inches you will need to purchase of binding fabric. From half yard of fabric I made 288’’ bias tape (8 yards), 2½’’ wide, enough for binding a 70’’ square quilt. You just have to keep playing with it, trying to get it to fold in. And when you’re ready to sew it on, jump to our next tutorial: How to Sew Bias Tape. I love the way you teach, very thorough. It typically comes 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide–which is sometimes packaged as “quilt binding”. Oh my goodness this was sooo easy! Once your strips are all sewn together it’s time to for the folding fun. Purchase at least 1/2 yard of fabric to make your bias tape. I love the red striped one! The chart displays how many yards of 5/32” piping 1 yard of fabric will create in both bias and straight cuts. The calculator calculates how much fabric is needed using both approaches: For a square, the calculator calculates the size of the square of fabric that is needed.  Wrap bias tape around the raw edges. I’ll have to bookmark you! Most fabric comes in standard widths of 35 inches, 44 inches, 48 inches, 54 inches or 60 inches. Some people find this part tedious but I think it comes together fairly quickly and seems easiest to me, compared to other methods. 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. Thanks so much for this Dana, I used this to make bias binding from half a yard of fabric! If you have a super long cutting mat, you can start cutting bias strips now! If that’s what you wanted, you’re done! Typically, the edge of your presser foot is a 1/4 inch allowance, which makes it even easier!  Top stitch the long side down, close to folded edge. Just snip off those fabric edges and you’re set! I am going to pin it for my future reference. Bye. 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. Darcie. Take Measurement Scale, fold 0.25 from both sides. Your process has made things a lot easier for me and I’m enjoying making bias much more now!! Okay, at this point, you’ve created single fold bias tape. Place that triangle below on the left, next to the other piece of fabric (the stripes on the fabric helps match everything up). Thank you so much for this tutorial! 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! Just line it up with your presser foot each time. Gather your fabrics. For example, if you are cutting 2-inch strips from 1,056 square inches of fabric, you will cut 528 inches of strips. Extra wide single fold bias tape. I would use your highest heat setting and press the iron on the fabric for slightly longer. Cut out strips of fabric for your bias tape. I have just found your website looking for a way to make my own bias binding. Just follow this tutorial here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2008/07/technique-understanding-bias-and-making-bias-tape.html. Online I found the 2-inch wide maker. For example, if you are sewing bias tape onto fabric as decoration and you wish to use 1-inch finished bias tape, you will need to cut 2-inch strips. That may sound confusing. And I don’t think I even cut it on the bias. I was so confused abt the the 1/2 inch double fold bias tape.. And the 1/2 inch single fold.. At which part is the width 1/2 inch, opened up or when double folded?! DESIGN BY OCTOBER INK | DEV BY GEMMA HAYLETT | WEB HOSTING BY RFE Hosting. You can watch a full video of this tutorial here, or just by pressing the play button below. Thanks for the tutorial, I’ve got it pinned! Just made my first batch! You will see that it really does not take that much fabric. The edge is the part that will be folded under anyway, so it doesn’t need to be pristine. * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. Thanks for this unbelievably thorough bias tape introduction and tutorial. 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. Will it shrink if i don’t wash it? Thanks so much for this post! Let’s go back to that aisle in the fabric shop…. If you will be cutting 4-inch strips, you would multiply 162 by 4 for a total of 648 square inches. Or continue reading for the step-by-step photo instructions. Thank you so much for all the explanations! Bias Binding Calculations: Bias strips are cut on the diagonal from a square or rectangular piece of fabric (see diagrams to the right). You need each strip to over-hang a bit and make a 90 degree angle with each other. I unplugged my iron with a vengeance today out of such frustration. This is a piece of fabric that measures 1.25 yards (1.14 m) by 1.25 yards (1.14 m). You will get about 9 yard of bias tape.-Sewing machine-Iron-Bias Tape Maker (Optional, but this tool is AWESOME! It’s so much more fun to sew up a project with a stash of unique trims on-hand. Three for me, ha, and two, for my little sisters who live across the country. Fabric is measured in standard fractions of eighths, quarters, thirds and halves, so 16 inches is 0.44 yards. the folder gizmo was not happy with flannel either. Not nearly as painstaking as previously! Thank you again so very much for the inspiration today…and for many days to come! It’s normally used for trim, casings and narrow facings. making bias tape with knits is a bit annoying. Take iron in action, do ironing on stitch parts. I AM going to make meters and meters of the stuff !!! Thank you! I delight in, lead to I found just what I used to be taking a look for. haha Thanks! I have made binding for quilts for years but never did double fold. But if I start with a 10″ x 10″ (25 cm x 25 cm) square, I’d end up with about 95″ of 1-inch wide (240 cm of 2.5-cm wide) bias tape. 7. Start by folding your fabric on the bias – this is the same method I was taught to make a square out of a rectangular piece of paper. 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. With a few tools and an iron, a 1/2 yard of fabric is transformed into 9 yards of double-fold bias tape! I don’t know if you realize this but, you and I have very quickly become very close friends. But if you haven’t discovered already, it’s also very easy to make you own. 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). Cut along that fold with a pair of scissors. 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. 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. Once your strips are all sewn together it’s time to for the folding fun. I bought mine at Joann’s for $7.99 with a 50% off coupon. For example, if you have 528 inches of strips, you will cut 14 2/3 yards of bias strips. Such a creative, innovative idea, I will never buy store bought tape again! Goodness. I just wanted to point out that it is a good thing to have a gap between the folds, as shown in the tutorial. I posted a link on my blog! It can be used around arm holes and edges (yellow vest), as a waistband and around leg holes (the perfect diaper cover). If you’re ready to sew your trim on….jump to our next tutorial: How to Sew Bias Tape. Thanks for holding my hand through that Dana! When you’re done, Tuck the end under and it will stay put. Not only that, I wasn’t overwhelmed when I stopped and looked at the twill tape, the single fold bias tape, the double fold bias tape, the quilter’s binding… there’s so much there! If you want to try this technique, here is what you need: Half yard of quilt weight fabric … * Quilt Binding is a fancy name for wide bias tape. This allows the tape to fold nicely in half, if that’s what you are doing, or to fold around whatever you are binding. The background info is behind us now. If you are folding bias tape over the edge of a quilt and wish to have 1-inch of bias tape folded over each side of the quilt, you will need to cut 4-inch strips. 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. Do you know how to do this please? This is much easier than it appears. Thank you so much! So, a 1-inch wide bias tape maker actually makes 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape. The next standard cutting width for fabric after 0.44 yards would be 0.5 yards, or 1/2 yard. 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. There is so much more to sewing/being creative then just being skillful in something. You will learn what width you need for a ¼” binding and a ½” too.. This will take a while, so listen to good music or turn on a show in the background. In the left column, "Cut Width of Binding Strips, find 1⅞". Note that the fold is actually slightly off-center, so that one side is wider than the other, by a fraction. Thank you a ton! I thank you. Moving to the right, we see that a 1/4 yard yields 168"—not enough. If everyone took the time to be as helpful to others as you have, the World would be a better place. Looking at a rectangle of fabric, one edge is the Cut Edge (where it was cut from the big bolt at the fabric shop). Those two pieces will be sewn together. Every person who sews should be shown this tutorial. Now you got yards of Strips, Question is How to strips into Bias tape? 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 the inspiration and advice. thanks for the tutorial will give it a trial. Calculate the area of your fabric by multiplying the length by the width. Round 15.07 up to 16 inches. Thank you, thank you , thank you ! Okay, I’ll be making 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape, so I need to cut 2-inch wide strips. I have used this tutorial over and over. Just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this demo. But I’m getting ahead of myself. 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. 1296 inches divided by 2 inches (the desired width of the bias) = 648 inches Step 3. I feel like your blog has opened my eyes to a whole other world of sewing! I’d love to receive something like this. EXAMPLE: Our 60" x 80" quilt needs 292" of a 1/4" finished binding. I hate using that method, and I will admit to leaving welt cord off of more than one project because I didn’t want to take the time to do all of that tedious work. Let’s make bias tape! I’m on the hunt for that red and white striped fabric you have, I love it and I need it! Take two strips of fabric that have edges angled in the same direction and put the right sides of the fabric together. I’ll show you the 1 yard method first. I am looking at some purchased single fold and double-fold bias tape. I’m Dana. It took me a bit to figure it out but it was so worth it! But since most of us have a small cutting surface, fold the triangle in half, along the bias cut. Thank you for this tutorial. Fold the Selvage over to the cut edge of the fabric to create a 45 degree, or a bias cut. Fold the Selvage over to the cut edge of the fabric to create a 45 degree, or a bias cut. Thank you for this bias tape tutorial – it helped me make white bias tape to use in my colorful bunging! Hmmm…. Great tutorial, thanks! No big deal. I always wondered when “bias” meant and what it was. I’m assuming I do, since I no longer see it in the pictures. Now we’ll sew all the strips together. God Bless you man. What you are calling single fold bias tape is just the double-fold tape unfolded. Thank you for making it look so easy. Thank you so much for this detailed tutorial and the wonderful photos. Thanks so much for your ever helpful info! Your instructions are so clear I have subscribed to your blog and your YouTube channel too as I am just starting out sewing. So keep reading to start making your own bias tape from any fabric of your stash. Most oof the time, the problem is fixed at this stage. Making bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric: The process is a bit more complicated (at least to me) but just read through it step by step. Thank You! I love this tutorial! You can make your own! You will get the bundled wireless keyboard and mouse which will give you great typing experience. Not to mentuon that laptops with com port have powerful processors and they provide pretty much everything a desktop computer can offer. The cut edge and the selvage typically make a 90 degree angle with each other. Most woven fabrics (unless they have a bit of spandex blended in) have no stretch. Awesome tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing! For this bias tape I used 1/2 yard of Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane Wash Day Ticking in Dandelion. You’re brilliant! It took a lot of searching before I finally came across your wonderful post/video on bias binding. Knowing how to sew, for me, is another way that I know how to love. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial! When buying store bought bias tape , does it have to be washed before using? For example, if your fabric is 24 inches long and 44 inches wide, you would multiply 24 by 44 for a total of 1,056 square inches. ; ) Every time I finish something new, I can’t even explain the rush of excitement I feel for having made something original, something that is my very own and one-of-a-kind. Step 1. I’ve just pinned it, so that I never lose it. , Pingback: DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration. If you’re confused, go back up to the original triangle and just start cutting strips along the bias. This is awesome! We’ll show you the simple, shortcut method and the proper, never-fail method. 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. The folding confuses me (I confuse easily) but I think if I fold my fabric while reading your tute, I’ll get it. 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! Strips are cut 1⅞" wide. I also MUST get the bias tape maker. Just eyeball as best as you can (the strips end up overhanging about 1/2 inch). Great tutorial!! Write down the length and width of your fabric. 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. This is the flat bias trim with both edges folded in. 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. Another reason: when you cut strips parallel to the grain line or selvage, the binding has a tendency to pucker and doesn’t always lay flat (I’ve tried it). I’m over my fear of bias tape and ready to trim my daughter’s holiday dress. I love your tutorial! Thank You! It’s not as cheap as the others ($14) but I love having the wider option. What is it used for? If you need a solid colored bias tape, the store bought stuff is convenient. Would love to hear from you soon. Cut a 45-degree angle on one end and slide the fabric into the bias tape maker. Made my first “batch” of bias tape with no problem. Do you have any suggestions? So, my question is, am I looking at these the wrong way? thanks:). Very helpful. Thank you so much for explaining it so well. To figure how much bias tape you will get out of a piece of fabric: (1) Measure your piece of fabric that you are going to be cutting your bias strips from. : ) I sewed five skirts last week. The adhesive on the hem tape, which is has two sides, gives a strong bond that lasts even through repeated laundering. 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. ThIs is an awesome post! Hi – Thanks for the inspiration and detailed instruction. Thank you so much for your awesome tutorials, Dana!! 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. I stumbled upon this tutorial and went to work. Bias tape makes a wonderful Quilt Binding (Faux Chenille Blanket). Using a rotary cutter, quilting ruler, and cutting mat, continue cutting 2-inch wide strips till you get to the end of your fabric. And you know what….homemade bias tape would make the perfect gift for a sewing friend! Congratulations! : ) I think I also discovered this morning…that I am DEFINITELY…a “sewing nerd” as you call them. If my method is odd to you, check out these other tutorials on Whipstitch and Prudent Baby. Hurray! Divide the square inches by the width of your fabric to determine how many inches of fabric you will need cut. And SO easy ! Sure that would work fine. I see EVERYTHING and think ‘bias tape’ now! If you’re like me, you’ve been using bias tape more often than you’ve realized! It was very helpfull ♥ sunny greetings from south Spain Sylvia, http://hanna-herz.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/diy-bias-tape.html. Have a nice day. Love your work . You do a wonderful job teaching. Cut strips of fabric. However, the fabric keeps getting twisted inside the bias tape maker so the raw edges aren’t folding in any more. Binding tape made from bias-cut fabric eases and forms around curves easier than strips that are cut from the grain line. Thanks very much for this instruction. The one on the left is cut off in the … hhhhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiii this was great i loved all the pictures i didn’t even have to read the writing GOOD WORK!!! Yay! 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. 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