Today’s Creative Team tutorial is from Cami. She has a great method for easily cutting fabric on the bias and shows you how to make your own double-fold bias tape out of any woven cotton fabric. Use this as adorable decorative trim for your sewing projects and add your own custom flair! Stay tuned for part two of this project, where Cami shows you how to use your bias tape for darling baby bibs.
-1/2 yard quilting cotton fabric; Cami used Yellow Dots from the Hello Sunshine line. You will get about 9 yard of bias tape.
-Bias Tape Maker (Optional, but this tool is AWESOME! It can be purchased at any sewing store. I bought mine at Joann’s for $7.99 with a 50% off coupon. Making it $3.99. That is nearly the price of a pack of bias tape, but now I can make my own out of way cuter and better quality fabric.)
Constructing Double-Fold Bias Tape
Unfold fabric and press flat if necessary.
Take right bottom corner and fold over to other edge, creating a triangle.
Take bottom left corner and fold to top right corner to create an arrow shape.
Take the point of the arrow and fold it up to the top left corner.
Continue to fold fabric in the same direction.
Cut just enough of the bottom folded edge to cut off folds.
Cut 2″ strips.
Match up angled edge at a 90 degree angle and sew together. Allow a little overhang, like in the picture, so the strip will be continuous and match each other. Continue sewing strips together to make one very long strip.
Press down seams so they lay the same direction.
Push one end of the continuous strip in the bias tape maker. It makes it easier to pull the fabric if the seams are pressed the same direction you are pulling the bias tape maker.
Then just follow behind the maker with a hot iron. Alternatively, fold each side to the middle and iron. This creates the single fold.
Next fold tape in half with the raw edges on the inside. This creates the double fold. Now sew onto your projects!