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 make double fold bias tape without a bias tape maker?
- Line up your fabric on your cutting mat and fold it diagonally.
- Create Your Strips. Measure strips at a width of 2u201d and mark all across your fabric.
- Connect the Strips. Square off the ends of your strips.
- Stitch and Trim.
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.
What is the difference between bias tape and binding?
To begin, what is the difference between bias tape, bias binding, and bias facing? Bias tape is a bias-cut strip of fabric (or several strips sewn together) with two edges turned and pressed to meet in the middle. Bias binding is when bias tape is used to enclose the raw edge of a neckline, armhole, or hem.
Which bias tape maker size should I buy?
For most apparel sewing projects, I use 3/8u2032u2032 binding, and for 3/8u2032u2032 wide bias binding, you’ll use the 3/4u2032u2032 bias tape maker. (Because you’ll fold the binding in half again when you apply it, the width indicated on the bias tape maker package is twice the width of your finished binding.)
Does bias tape have to be cut on the bias?
Bias binding is cut at a 45-degree angle to the selvage and can be used on any edge; in fact, for tightly curved edges, bias binding is required to get a nice flat binding that doesn’t cup. Many fabrics, such as plaids and stripes, look especially nice when cut on the bias.
Why is it called bias tape?
The way the binding cloth is cut gives it its name: lengthwise (also known as warp) – runs parallel to the selvage and has little to no stretch; bias grain – has more stretch than lengthwise grain because it is made from yarns woven over and under the lengthwise yarns.
What do you use single fold bias tape for?
Single fold bias is commonly used to provide a clean and simple edge finish around clothing necklines and armholes; it can be stitched inside the garment if you don’t want it visible or on the outside for a decorative contrast effect.
Can you 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.
Can you make your own bias binding?
If you want to make double fold bias binding, for example to bind a neckline edge where the binding will be visible on both the inside and outside of a garment, you’ll press the single fold binding in half after it comes out of the maker.
What does bias tape mean?
Bias tape is a strip of fabric cut on the bias, which is a 45-degree angle across the weave of the fabric. Bias-cut strips of fabric are used to cover raw edges of fabric or to make piping for pillows and other sewing projects.
Is twill tape the same as bias tape?
Bias tape is sewn around the edge of a garment to give it a finished edge. While bias tape is meant to be seen as a decorative edging or to make an edge look cleaner, twill tape is used as a utility to strengthen a garment.