Strictly speaking, you don’t need any of them, they just help to make it faster and more precise. Thank you! Somehow fabric becomes prettier in bias tape! Does anyone have any hints? I thought it was a bit weird for you to be THAT enthusiastic about making bias BUT IT IS TOTALLY TRUE !!! This will take a while, so listen to good music or turn on a show in the background. This is a piece of fabric that measures 1.25 yards (1.14 m) by 1.25 yards (1.14 m). Bias Tape. However, if you try to tug and stretch a piece of woven fabric along the bias, the fabric will give a little bit. Take a piece of fabric and try it out. Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET – MADE EVERYDAY. They’re bias tape, piping, and quilt bindings. I sure do love this tutorial & can’t wait to make my own bias tapes. Yards and yards of beautiful bias tape! However, the fabric keeps getting twisted inside the bias tape maker so the raw edges aren’t folding in any more. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiii this was great i loved all the pictures i didn’t even have to read the writing GOOD WORK!!! Thank you for this tutorial. Of course all things can be done the old-fashioned way and you can slowly iron the fabric edges over little by little. Hi – Thanks for the inspiration and detailed instruction. Most oof the time, the problem is fixed at this stage. I delight in, lead to I found just what I used to be taking a look for. No big deal. ; ) Today you taught me how to make my own bias tape. So, my question is, am I looking at these the wrong way? You’re brilliant! 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). 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. Thought you might like to know when someone uses your tutorial after all the hard work you put into it! I have a feeling I’m about to become a mega-fan. So keep reading to start making your own bias tape from any fabric of your stash. Those two pieces will be sewn together. I’ll be checking back on your blog frequently, Thanks for this great Tutorial! Both edges create fabric grain lines. I bought mine at Joann’s for $7.99 with a 50% off coupon. To get 300 inches of 3″ bias binding from a piece of fabric that is 43″ wide: (300 x 3) ÷ 43 = 20.9 inches (round up to 21) 21 inches/36 = 0.588 yards (round up to 5/8 of a yard) So you need 5/8 of a piece of fabric that is 43″ (wof) wide. 36 inches x 36 inches = 1296 inches Step 2. Below is the answer: a. Hi Dana! ; ) 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. Just snip off those fabric edges and you’re set! I’m assuming I do, since I no longer see it in the pictures. That may sound confusing. If my method is odd to you, check out these other tutorials on Whipstitch and Prudent Baby. Man, this is an awesome tutorial!!! Step 1. Oh. She earned a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington. Three for me, ha, and two, for my little sisters who live across the country. And to do that, let’s first understand what bias means. I don’t have any good tips other than, keep working at it! Now we’ll sew all the strips together. Thank you for all your awesome posts! Fold the Selvage over to the cut edge of the fabric to create a 45 degree, or a bias cut. Fold the fabric just as we did in the original directions so you can cut more layers at once, from the bias cut edge. 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. 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. Hi Dana, Thanks for the great tutorial, you definitely simplified this for me. Based in Seattle, Catlin Tidwell has been writing professionally since 1999. But I’ll show you how to do it with 1 yard and a 1/2 yard. But for $3-$15, you can buy niffy tools that simplify the process. Just discovered your website. Thank You! 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! This is sssuuuuuch a great post. If there’s any excess fabric that’s not wide enough to be a strip, just trim it off before you start cutting strips (like the photo below): And now you’re ready to cut….2-inch wide strips: Sew the strips together at the ends, feed them through the bias tape maker, iron, and you’re done again! I have never made bias tape but want to soon. 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. 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. Or continue reading for the step-by-step photo instructions. If your fabric is not rectangular, you may need to divide it into two imaginary rectangles and measure each separately. Double-fold bias tape has a variety of uses, mostly as a binding over raw edges. thanks:). Divide the total from Step 1 by 40 (an average fabric width) to find the number of strips you will need. So, a 1-inch wide bias tape maker actually makes 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape. I’d love to receive something like this. In the left column, "Cut Width of Binding Strips, find 1⅞". What is it? Sure. On another note, I am having a hard time ironing/folding the tape consistently as it comes out of the bias-tape maker and goes under the iron. Are they the same thing? Multiply the yardage by 36 to determine how many inches of bias tape strips to cut. I love this tutorial! I’ll have to bookmark you! Gather your fabrics. I thank you. Just like the single fold above, but this bias trim finishes at 1″. FINALLY someone tells me what the heck bias tape is and why I need it. I feel like your blog has opened my eyes to a whole other world of sewing! This is the most well-written tutorial I have ever read. http://sewingmamaraeanna.blogspot.com/2012/06/sewing-technique-tip-bias-tape.html. Take Measurement Scale, fold 0.25 from both sides. 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. Do you know how to do this please? The selvage is the lengthwise grain, while the cut edge (when it runs perpendicular to the selvage) is the crosswise grain. Thank-you soo much. 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. ThIs is an awesome post! It typically comes 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide–which is sometimes packaged as “quilt 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. Thank you a ton! Notice the almost non-existent seam. Very very easy to read instructions and the best description of making bias I have found so far. I would use your highest heat setting and press the iron on the fabric for slightly longer. If you have a super long cutting mat, you can start cutting bias strips now! Most woven fabrics (unless they have a bit of spandex blended in) have no stretch. Congratulations! And voila, you have a triangle! Try it out and it will all make sense. Divide the inches of strips to be cut by 36 to determine the yardage of your strips. Fabric estimates would be greater for larger diameters. Purchase at least 1/2 yard of fabric to make your bias tape. using your tutorial I was able to understand and make my own bias tape! This tutorial was very detailed and it works great, but any advice on making double fold bias tape with jersey knit. I have added it to my favourites. If you want to try this technique, here is what you need: Half yard of quilt weight fabric … Knowing how to sew, for me, is another way that I know how to love. Here’s to learning, and ironing, the hard way! : ) I think I also discovered this morning…that I am DEFINITELY…a “sewing nerd” as you call them. You just have to keep playing with it, trying to get it to fold in. Okay, I’ll be making 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape, so I need to cut 2-inch wide strips. I love your tutorial! Turn your triangles so they look like those in the picture in step 3. The folding confuses me (I confuse easily) but I think if I fold my fabric while reading your tute, I’ll get it. This bias calculator is super easy to use and very handy, making your sewing projects a lot faster and easier. Pull the fabric through the bias tape make, pressing as you go. What you are calling single fold bias tape is just the double-fold tape unfolded. And I don’t think I even cut it on the bias. Looking at a rectangle of fabric, one edge is the Cut Edge (where it was cut from the big bolt at the fabric shop). Thanks for making it all so clear! 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’ve just come back to this after a bit of a bias failure – I knew you’d set me straight! http://lyndiprojects.blogspot.com/2014/06/colorful-bunting-for-backyard-bash.html. It can be purchased at any sewing store. 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. As long as you have a ruler and scissors, you can make it work. Thanks! Fold the tape in half, so that one side is just slightly wider than the other…about 1/16 of an inch….very small. Press the seams open and it is ready to put into the bias tape maker. It is best to use a piece of fabric that is a square or nearly a square. Thanks again! Love your videos! And I’m sure I’ll forget and need to look back at. If everyone took the time to be as helpful to others as you have, the World would be a better place. For this tutorial, however, we’ll focus mainly on Bias Tape. Thank you! Hence Remaining main width would be 0.50 Inch. But I have since learned a much easier way to make one long continuous bias strip that requires sewing only one single seam. I only used a fat quarter to start, just in case I botched it up. The widest maker available in most shops is a 1-inch. I just a sewing machine and want to learn how to quilt. And now that we know what it looks like….what is it? Cut strips of fabric. Just eyeball as best as you can (the strips end up overhanging about 1/2 inch). 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. I’m Dana. It’s used as a trim on clothing and for home decor projects. Stick the end of the long fabric strip into your bias tape maker. Especially helpful for me are the photos of the “wrongs” you post, personally I feel so many tutorials assume the reader is skilled, I like that yours speak to the beginner in all of us. , Pingback: DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration. It took a lot of searching before I finally came across your wonderful post/video on bias binding. It’s not that it “stretches” but it has some “ease” to it. I stumbled upon this tutorial and went to work. Here’s another look at it. Thank you again so very much for the inspiration today…and for many days to come! And you know what….homemade bias tape would make the perfect gift for a sewing friend! 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. * Fabrics with small prints work best since a large print won’t be very obvious on a skinny bias tape. I usually don’t bother to calculate how much bias tape I need – if I didn’t make enough, I can make more. making bias tape with knits is a bit annoying. This is awesome! I have just found your website looking for a way to make my own bias binding. Not nearly as painstaking as previously! The next standard cutting width for fabric after 0.44 yards would be 0.5 yards, or 1/2 yard. I don’t have a bias tape maker.. so I pin a large diaper pin to my ironing brd & run the fabric through it.. Hi Dana! Give the perfect finished edge to any garment, craft project or home decorating accessory. You will see that it really does not take that much fabric. I unplugged my iron with a vengeance today out of such frustration. Thank you, thank you , thank you ! 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.  Stitch in the fold. If you will be cutting 4-inch strips, you would multiply 162 by 4 for a total of 648 square inches. 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. It was very helpfull ♥ sunny greetings from south Spain Sylvia, http://hanna-herz.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/diy-bias-tape.html. Thank you for making this so simple! I posted a link on my blog! Yep, single-fold bias tape is just Double-fold bias tape unfolded! Determine how wide your bias tape strips must be. Hurray! 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). Your instructions are so clear I have subscribed to your blog and your YouTube channel too as I am just starting out sewing. Just made my first batch! I have always wanted to know how to make bias tape. No fun. It makes a (2) 45 degree angles with the cut edge and the selvage. Most likely, the majority of projects you make will require ½ to 1 yard of fabric for the bias strips. It’s a classic combo and yet so hard to find surprisingly haha. Round the inches needed to be cut up to the nearest basic fraction of a yard. I loved using the little binding gizmo and my binding tape is sooooo pretty!!! Yay! Most fabric comes in standard widths of 35 inches, 44 inches, 48 inches, 54 inches or 60 inches. Now don’t worry if your strips don’t line up exactly every time. 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. Small prints work best for bias tape since only about a 1/2" wide section of it shows up on your project. This will be a ‘go-to’ page for me when I’m doing bias binding, until I do alot more of it. 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. thanks for the tutorial will give it a trial. It’s even cheaper than the pre-packaged stuff (which is typically 3 yards in length). * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. LOVE IT. 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. However, I think bias tape made from knit fabric would probably look nicer and feel softer. If you’re confused, go back up to the original triangle and just start cutting strips along the bias. Dana, you are amazing!! Now fold the bottom half of the fabric to create another bias edge and cut it with your scissors. A 90 degree angle: Then sew the strips together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. For example, if you are cutting 2-inch strips from 1,056 square inches of fabric, you will cut 528 inches of strips. Thankfully you don’t need much of it for the boatneck area. 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). We need a half yard of a 40" wide usable WOF to make the needed continuous bias binding. How much in yardage does the 1 inch double fold bias tape yield from one yard of fabric? 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. I’m on the hunt for that red and white striped fabric you have, I love it and I need it! The leftover scraps come in handy for Scrappy Monster arms and legs. 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 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. Help!! Binding tape made from bias-cut fabric eases and forms around curves easier than strips that are cut from the grain line. I don’t know if you realize this but, you and I have very quickly become very close friends. The chart displays how many yards of 5/32” piping 1 yard of fabric will create in both bias and straight cuts. LOOKING FOR ADVICE. Some people find this part tedious but I think it comes together fairly quickly and seems easiest to me, compared to other methods. Thanks again for all your effort and hard work on the tutorials! Thus, bias cut strips make the perfect binding or….bias tape. From half yard of fabric I made 288’’ bias tape (8 yards), 2½’’ wide, enough for binding a 70’’ square quilt. (2) Now multiply the measurement of the fabric by itself to get the squares inches of the area. It’s so much more fun to sew up a project with a stash of unique trims on-hand. Thank you so much for this tutorial! 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! Made my first “batch” of bias tape with no problem. The angled edge will help it feed in easier. I used to sew when I was much younger so I I thought I’d give it a try again. Thank you so much. The cut edge and the selvage typically make a 90 degree angle with each other. So thorough yet not boring and fantastic photos. Thank you so much. (About 1/8 inch or 2–3mm seems to work well for light to medium weight fabric.) The one on the left is cut off in the … Wow! Bias Binding Calculations: Bias strips are cut on the diagonal from a square or rectangular piece of fabric (see diagrams to the right). You can make your own! Take two strips of fabric that have edges angled in the same direction and put the right sides of the fabric together. Let’s talk about it! How to Cut Any Material in One Long Strip, Copyright 2021 Leaf Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved. // Leaf Group Lifestyle, Fiber Images: How-To Make Yards and Yards of Bias Tape, Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild: Instructions for Creating Continuous Bias Tape. Thank you so much for such a great and easy to follow tutorial! * Quilt Binding is a fancy name for wide bias tape. Now that you know how to make your own bias tape without a bias maker and how to create miles of continuous bias binding it’s time to learn how to calculate how much fabric you need to make a certain amount of bias tape and also how much bias binding your fabric will make. My. It’s normally used for trim, casings and narrow facings. Let’s make bias tape! 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? It can be used around arm holes and edges (yellow vest), as a waistband and around leg holes (the perfect diaper cover). The background info is behind us now. You are the only site I have found that explains the method in an easy to understand way. Thanks so much for this post! Bye. Thanks for holding my hand through that Dana! It’s a long, continuous strip of fabric with neatly folded edges, making it ideal for finishing off hems and blankets and for adding a splash of color and contrast. Okay, at this point, you’ve created single fold bias tape. For example, if you need 4 1/2 yards of bias tape, multiply 4 1/2 by 36 inches to get 162 inches. 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! Have you walked by the zippers and threads in your fabric shop and wondered what all those cute packages of solid trim are? I love following you! Thank you for making it look so easy. And why are bias-cut strips used for 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. Then, with your iron on the proper setting for your fabric type, iron down the folded fabric that comes out of the maker. Calculate how many yards of bias tape you will need.  Wrap bias tape around the raw edges. Thank you for the inspiration and advice. Enjoy! Such a creative, innovative idea, I will never buy store bought tape again! Measure the size of your fabric in inches. This is so helpful. * Double fold bias tape is single fold tape that has been folded again in the middle to create a sandwich. Haven’t seen them separately without the machine?…….The ones you use manually, like yours? It took me a bit to figure it out but it was so worth it! If you’re like me, you’ve been using bias tape more often than you’ve realized! So I made about 11 yards of 1/2″ double fold bias tape for $4.25. You’ve got it correct. -1/2 yard quilting cotton fabric; Cami used Yellow Dots from the Hello Sunshine line. From an 18'' square of fabric (cut from a fat quarter), you can get almost 3 1/2 yards of bias tape that is 2 1/4'' wide (my current preference) or 4 yards if you cut it 2'' wide. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a continuous bias tape by folding squares of fabric to make long strips. * Single fold is flat, with single edges folded over. Not to mentuon that laptops with com port have powerful processors and they provide pretty much everything a desktop computer can offer. And finally, fold the triangle down one more time, along the bias edge. Bias tape makes so much more sense to me now! OK, THIS IS ADDICTIVE ! Just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this demo. Thanks for the tutorial, I’ve got it pinned! And now, let’s cut bias strips. 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. (but i am a sucker for red and stripes :)). Okay, still with me? As soon as I get a chance I will be doing this using your tutorial!! Write down the length and width of your fabric. Thanks for this unbelievably thorough bias tape introduction and tutorial. : ) I sewed five skirts last week. Right?? Seriously this was totally fun to me!! Anyways, I love your site and I would have never known about the bias tape maker’s output measurements are for single fold only. Just follow this tutorial here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2008/07/technique-understanding-bias-and-making-bias-tape.html. Just line it up with your presser foot each time. 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! Bias tape makes a wonderful Quilt Binding (Faux Chenille Blanket). Let’s go back to that aisle in the fabric shop…. It’s fun to see the print in a different way. 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). 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’ll definitely be back to your blog! However…. We’ll show you the simple, shortcut method and the proper, never-fail method. 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. Thank you so much! 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. Your tutorial SO useful. Would love to hear from you soon. Do you have suggestions on creating bias tape from poly georgette? Once your strips are all sewn together it’s time to for the folding fun. When buying store bought bias tape , does it have to be washed before using? This will allow you to cut more of the fabric at once on a smaller cutting mat. Sorry , Thank you, oh thank you!  To apply, open one side and place raw edge flush with the raw edge of your project. 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