Quick Answer: What do you use bias tape for in sewing?

How do you use bias tape to finish edges?

Determine where you need to sew to close your bias tape ‘loop’. With right sides facing, sew the bias tape ends together. Trim down to 1/4″ and press the seam open. Next, “stitch in the ditch” of your tape; sew the tape to your garment, with the stitch line inside the crease that is closest to the edge of the garment.

What is the point of bias tape?

Bias tape is used in making piping, binding seams, finishing raw edges, etc. It is often 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.

How do you cover seams with bias tape?

Press the raw edge of the binding in towards the raw seam by about 1cm (3/8). Wrap the bias binding around the raw edge, bringing the fold so that it overlaps the original stitch line. Press and pin in place. Continue pressing and pinning until the binding is in place on the whole seam.

What fabric is best for bias tape?

The best fabrics for making bias tape

Lightweight silks, cotton batiste, cotton voiles, cotton quilting fabrics, shirtings, cotton chambrays all make excellent bias. But you can be a little adventurous as long as the fabric is lightweight.

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Are bias tape makers worth it?

They are 100% worth it! A quality product that produces great results and is fast and easy! Now that your bias tape is all ready, all you need is a pretty pattern to use!