How to Sew DOUBLE FOLD Bias Tape for Beginners
You can use store-bought bias tape or make your own with a bias maker to finish your raw edges, which looks neat and professional. The advantage of making your own bias tape is that you can use pretty patterned fabrics to coordinate with your sewing projects.
What is Double Fold Bias Tape?
The most commonly used width is u00bd inch (12mm) Double Fold Bias Tape, which is a fabric that is cut on the diagonal (the bias) and then pressed into quarters along its length for decorative purposes or to finish an otherwise raw edge.
How to Sew Double Fold Bias Tape Tutorial
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Method 1 – Fast and Easy
Method 1: Fold the bias tape in half, with the wider edge on the bottom, and pin it in place from the top (narrower) edge. Method 2: Slip the bias over the fabric, sandwiching the raw edges in the middle.
Method 2 – Old School and Professional
Flip your project right-side up on your table, wrap the bias tape over the raw edge, and fold it over. Don’t forget to remove those pins!
How to Overlap Bias Tape
Fold the end over by u00bd inch (12mm) where you start, and then overlap the ends by 1/4 inch (2mm) when you get back to where you started. The top end should be flat and not folded over.
Sewing Double Fold Bias Tape on Ends
If you need to bind the end of your project, simply fold the end over by u00bd inch (12mm), then stitch and sew the bias as usual. When you fold the bias over, the ends will be neatly tucked inside.
How do you finish seams with bias tape?
The first version was bound together.
- Stitch the seams together as usual.
- Pin the bias binding to the closed seam.
- Sew the bias binding, making sure to sew the back of the bias tape down as you go. Press the seam to one side and you’re done!
What is the difference between single and double fold bias tape?
Double-fold bias tape has three folds, whereas single-fold bias tape has two. Double-fold bias tape is used to bind an edge and is visible from the outside of a garment, whereas single-fold bias tape is used as a narrow facing and is turned to the garment’s wrong side.
How do you make 1/2 inch bias tape?
Cut the strips 4 times the width of the bias tape maker (for a 1/2 inch (12mm) bias tape maker, cut the strips 2 inches wide). Once you have single fold bias tape, fold the tape in half so one side is just wider than the other.
What is the difference between seam binding and bias tape?
Seam binding is sometimes used to stabilize an area that may be under stress, and it sounds like the seam binding is a reinforcement in your skirt pleat. Bias tape won’t work well for that.
Can I use bias binding instead of facing?
Bias binding is when bias tape is used to enclose the raw edge of a neckline, armhole, or hem, regardless of its width. This is because, unlike bias facing, bias binding simply wraps around the raw edge, whereas bias facing turns the seam allowance inward.
What is the purpose of bias tape?
Bias tape is commonly used on the edges of quilts, placemats, and bibs, around armhole and neckline edges instead of a facing, and as a simple strap or tie for casual bags or clothing to make piping, binding seams, and finishing raw edges, among other things.
Can I use ribbon as bias tape?
Commercially available ribbon can be a more convenient alternative to bias tape or manually cut straight- or bias-cut binding strips because it is pre-cut and unrolls from a spool. Ribbon can also add a distinctive contrast depending on the project.
Is bias tape stretchy?
However, if you simply pull the fabric across the regular grain, it will not stretch at all, and because Bias Tape has some stretch, it curves beautifully around curved fabric edges, whereas strips cut along the grain will pucker and bulge.
How do you bind fabric edges?
Binding that is wrapped
- Cut a 1 1/2-inch-wide strip of fabric.
- Fold the binding in half lengthwise, wrong sides together.
- Press the lengthwise edges toward the center to form two more creases.
- Open up the binding.
- Wrap the binding along the raw edge, tucking the raw edge beneath.
What is stitch in the ditch?
Stitch in the ditch quilting is a type of machine quilting that simply follows the quilt top’s seam lines, but all those layers of fabric and batting can slow down the process.