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How to make bias tape

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Lower cost!Make your own original bias tape with your favorite fabric!

This is a tape maker that can easily make bias tape in 12mm, 18mm, and 25mm widths, and other widths such as 6mm and 50mm!

If the bias cut is not straight and clean, it is impossible to make bias tape of uniform width

You can also draw a line with a Chaco pen and cut it with fabric scissors.

You can also draw a line with a Chaco pen and cut it with fabric scissors.

Now we will make bias tape in three sizes.

The bias is cut at a 45 degree angle to the Grainline

The 45-degree angle is the original grainline of the fabric.

Why 45 degrees? People sometimes ask me why 45 degrees?

Wouldn't it be leaner to cut straight? You think so, don't you?

There is a reason for this.

If you cut along the grain vertically or horizontally, the threads will come undone and it will be very difficult to make.

Moreover, the unraveled threads get in the way when it comes time to use the bias.

Moreover, the finished bias will not stretch to accommodate the angled curves of the fabric.

The fabric is most stable and stretchable when it is cut at 45 degrees, so the products on the market are also made by cutting at 45 degrees.

However, when using knit fabrics, they can be cut horizontally because they stretch

Align the right side of the fabric and sew the red dotted line.

Too much seam allowance (S/A) will affect the finished product, so 7 to 8 mm is sufficient.

Reverse stitch is not required when sewing the bias together.

If you reverse stitch, the overlapping threads will be stiff and the surface of the bias tape will not be clean.

Cut out the unnecessary parts with fabric scissors.

Once the seam allowances are ironed open, it's next step.

Use a tape maker to iron on the shape.

It is difficult to get a uniform width of bias tape when you are not used to it, but iron slowly so that there are no gaps in the folded part as shown in the photo.

Be careful also not to overlap the folded part!

Each bias tape "single type" is now ready to be used.

Next, fold the 25mm width in two and make a "double type" that wraps around.

Move about 1mm-1.5mm away the fabric and iron it.

The fabric used in the photo is T/C broadcloth, which is resistant to ironing heat for a quick ironing, but if the fabric contains a lot of synthetic fibers or only synthetic fibers, the surface of the bias tape fabric will melt a little with the heat.

For fabric that are sensitive to ironing heat,iron from the reverse side.

The "double type" bias tape is ready.

The finished width is approximately 12mm. Almost the same as "single type" 12mm width bias tape

These are the basic methods of making bias tape.

This time we made it in a solid color, but you can make stripes, polka dots, flower patterns, and many other types of original tapes.

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