It is sometimes made from polyester satin and ranges from 1 to 2 inches wide. ; ) 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. You will get about 9 yard of bias tape.-Sewing machine-Iron-Bias Tape Maker (Optional, but this tool is AWESOME! That’s the only step I’m having a hard time understanding. Had no idea that tape makers could be bought. Oh. I’ll be checking back on your blog frequently, Thanks for this great Tutorial! And now, let’s cut bias strips. Yay! I can not thank you enough for this well explained toturial! Moving to the right, we see that a 1/4 yard yields 168"—not enough. If you want to try this technique, here is what you need: Half yard of quilt weight fabric … Thanks! EXAMPLE: Our 60" x 80" quilt needs 292" of a 1/4" finished binding. yea. For example, if you have 528 inches of strips, you will cut 14 2/3 yards of bias strips. 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. Great tutorial!! Sure that would work fine. Stitch in the fold. That little 22″ x 28″ piece of fabric is now 9 yards of bias tape. 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! You will see that it really does not take that much fabric. Not nearly as painstaking as previously! Divide the square inches by the width of your fabric to determine how many inches of fabric you will need cut. Very thorough tutorial with steps and “how to” complete task! Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET – MADE EVERYDAY. Three for me, ha, and two, for my little sisters who live across the country. I have used this tutorial over and over. 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). Enjoy! Step 1. Thank you for the inspiration and advice. Thank you for such an informative website page. For example, if your fabric is 24 inches long and 44 inches wide, you would multiply 24 by 44 for a total of 1,056 square inches. Oh my goodness this was sooo easy! For example, if you need 4 1/2 yards of bias tape, multiply 4 1/2 by 36 inches to get 162 inches. Sew the 3 pieces together in those two spots, iron the seams, and now you have one long piece of fabric to cut your bias strips from. This is awesome! Pingback: How to Sew a Bias Tape Surgical Face Mask with Flexible Nose | Sweet Red Poppy, Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET - MADE EVERYDAY. Hence Remaining main width would be 0.50 Inch. I’ll show you the 1 yard method first. Keep going with this method till you get to the end of your strip. 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. You can watch a full video of this tutorial here, or just by pressing the play button below. Based in Seattle, Catlin Tidwell has been writing professionally since 1999. Now don’t worry if your strips don’t line up exactly every time. I know with satin georgette and chiffon that you can’t fold the fabric when cutting because there is no guarantee that the fabric won’t shift when cutting. 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. Strictly speaking, you don’t need any of them, they just help to make it faster and more precise. DESIGN BY OCTOBER INK | DEV BY GEMMA HAYLETT | WEB HOSTING BY RFE Hosting. I love this tutorial! Bias tape makes so much more sense to me now! What you are calling single fold bias tape is just the double-fold tape unfolded. 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 plan on rereading this instruction until it sticks. Turn your triangles so they look like those in the picture in step 3. What is it? You just have to keep playing with it, trying to get it to fold in. When creating bias tape, all the fabric strips are cut on the bias rather than parallel to the fabric’s grain line. I was very useful. Find out the width of the fabric you plan to cut into bias tape. Now, had you lined the two strips up flush with each other, without the overhang, your strips would come out looking like this: But with the overhang, the strips line up perfectly! Notice the almost non-existent seam. Take Measurement Scale, fold 0.25 from both sides. Thank you for this FANTASTIC and helpful tutorial! I have just found your website looking for a way to make my own bias binding. Just made my first batch! (About 1/8 inch or 2–3mm seems to work well for light to medium weight fabric.) Thank you so much for explaining it so well. Thought you might like to know when someone uses your tutorial after all the hard work you put into it! But for $3-$15, you can buy niffy tools that simplify the process. I’ve just pinned it, so that I never lose it. Will it shrink if i don’t wash it? Here’s how it’s done… Start with 1/2 yard of fabric. Thanks. I love the red striped one! To do this, first mark your cutting lines … Fold your fabric to get a 45º angle like we did above and cut the edge with your scissors. http://missouriquiltco.com - Jenny shows us how to make 200 inches of continuous binding from a half yard of fabric using the amazing Bias Ruler. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a continuous bias tape by folding squares of fabric to make long strips. I used to have an attitude about bias tape, since I only ever saw 30 year old stuff at thrift stores. Multiply this answer by the width of your binding strips (generally 2.5 inches) to find the total number of fabric inches you will need to purchase of binding fabric. Start by folding your fabric on the bias – this is the same method I was taught to make a square out of a rectangular piece of paper. Thank you for this bias tape tutorial – it helped me make white bias tape to use in my colorful bunging! Very very easy to read instructions and the best description of making bias I have found so far. The material is almost “too” stretchy to come out of the bias tape maker perfect. Typically, the edge of your presser foot is a 1/4 inch allowance, which makes it even easier! I posted a link on my blog! I will use this for so many projects. 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. Measure the size of your fabric in inches. -Linda. If there is a better done tutorial, on any topic, anywhere on the planet, I’d be surprised. At the back of the maker is where the fabric is inserted. * Double fold bias tape is single fold tape that has been folded again in the middle to create a sandwich. Hurray! Inside all those pretty packages are some interesting trims: * Bias tape usually comes in solid colors of polyester/cotton blended fabric, is 3 yards in length and varies in width and use. Multiply the yardage by 36 to determine how many inches of bias tape strips to cut. As a comparison, a 14 inch square of fabric produces about 94 inches of 2-inch wide Bias Tape and a 20 inch square produces about 191 inches of 2-inch wide Bias Tape. Darcie. Now to attempt to use it! It took me a bit to figure it out but it was so worth it! Looking at a rectangle of fabric, one edge is the Cut Edge (where it was cut from the big bolt at the fabric shop). Pull the fabric through the bias tape make, pressing as you go. I feel like your blog has opened my eyes to a whole other world of sewing! 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! If your fabric is not rectangular, you may need to divide it into two imaginary rectangles and measure each separately. I have never made bias tape but want to soon. Thanks so much for your ever helpful info! Purchase at least 1/2 yard of fabric to make your bias tape. The other edge is the Selvage (or Selvedge in British English). You are such an inspiration to me! Your instructions are so clear I have subscribed to your blog and your YouTube channel too as I am just starting out sewing. They had it on sale at the craft store the other day and almost bought it… because if was on sale of course, but then realized “I have NO idea WHY I need this” maybe I’ll wait. I always wondered when “bias” meant and what it was. http://lyndiprojects.blogspot.com/2014/06/colorful-bunting-for-backyard-bash.html. If you will be cutting 4-inch strips, you would multiply 162 by 4 for a total of 648 square inches. I bought mine at Joann’s for $7.99 with a 50% off coupon. So, a 1-inch wide bias tape maker actually makes 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape. Fabric is measured in standard fractions of eighths, quarters, thirds and halves, so 16 inches is 0.44 yards. I also MUST get the bias tape maker. It took a lot of searching before I finally came across your wonderful post/video on bias binding. This allows the tape to fold nicely in half, if that’s what you are doing, or to fold around whatever you are binding. Here’s another look at it. You can make your own! If that’s what you wanted, you’re done! However…. 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. Thank you for making it look so easy. Double-fold bias tape has a variety of uses, mostly as a binding over raw edges. This is a piece of fabric that measures 1.25 yards (1.14 m) by 1.25 yards (1.14 m). I’ll have to bookmark you! Your tutorial makes it very easy to follow…. 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. It’a the best one I’ve ever seen. How to Cut Any Material in One Long Strip, Copyright 2021 Leaf Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved. This bias calculator is super easy to use and very handy, making your sewing projects a lot faster and easier. 1296 inches divided by 2 inches (the desired width of the bias) = 648 inches Step 3. Thank you, thank you , thank you ! We’ll show you the simple, cheating method and the proper, never-fail method. I love to sew, make, and share. and am making the bias tape for the first time with the little gadget you have. Just like the single fold above, but this bias trim finishes at 1″. The leftover scraps come in handy for Scrappy Monster arms and legs. Congratulations! Thank You! I used to sew when I was much younger so I I thought I’d give it a try again. You’re brilliant! Seriously this was totally fun to me!! 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. This will be a ‘go-to’ page for me when I’m doing bias binding, until I do alot more of it. Bias tape on the other hand is a thin band of material which is cut “on the bias.” A bias simply means an angle of 45 degrees across the fabric. 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. Even though I already know how to make bias binding this article makes me want to go to my sewing room and make some with some fun fabrics and look for a project to use it on. You will get the bundled wireless keyboard and mouse which will give you great typing experience. http://sewingmamaraeanna.blogspot.com/2012/06/sewing-technique-tip-bias-tape.html. To keep your bias tape neat and orderly, wind it around a small piece of cardboard (two layers of old cereal boxes, 4 layers of cardstock, or scraps from an old shipping box all work great). Are they the same thing? Okay, at this point, you’ve created single fold bias tape. Thanks so much for this Dana, I used this to make bias binding from half a yard of fabric! Making your own bias tape at home from fabric is very easy and you don’t really need a bias maker to do so.. Your energy and positive attitude assisted me in determining “I can do this!” Then I watched I used video to work step by step to help myself sew! I was so confused abt the the 1/2 inch double fold bias tape.. And the 1/2 inch single fold.. At which part is the width 1/2 inch, opened up or when double folded?! Thanks for joining the party! Well, of course shops are closed (it is now 11 pm…) so I remembered you posted a tutorial about this a while ago so I thought I’d check it out. And to do that, let’s first understand what bias means. For example, if you are cutting 2-inch strips from 1,056 square inches of fabric, you will cut 528 inches of strips. (3) Then divide the squares inches by the desired width of the bias strip. I don’t know if you realize this but, you and I have very quickly become very close friends. But if you haven’t discovered already, it’s also very easy to make you own. You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! With a few tools and an iron, a 1/2 yard of fabric is transformed into 9 yards of double-fold bias tape! Thank you for all your awesome posts! Dana do you have a video of making outdoor cushions for my patio? I have always wanted to know how to make bias tape. Binding tape made from bias-cut fabric eases and forms around curves easier than strips that are cut from the grain line. I’m going to have to dig through your site and see why one would even use single fold bias tape? And I live in the hot city of Austin, TX with my husband Casey and our 3 kids. It’s not that it “stretches” but it has some “ease” to it. * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. Most woven fabrics (unless they have a bit of spandex blended in) have no stretch. Total deal. Every person who sews should be shown this tutorial. LOVE IT. This will allow you to cut more of the fabric at once on a smaller cutting mat. But I have since learned a much easier way to make one long continuous bias strip that requires sewing only one single seam. Can I use regular bias tape with the knit fabric? It’s a classic combo and yet so hard to find surprisingly haha. I don’t know if I’m just not bias tape savvy but I can’t for the life of me get it to work. Knowing how to sew, for me, is another way that I know how to love. 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? Just eyeball as best as you can (the strips end up overhanging about 1/2 inch). But today, I actually knew what the stuff was. And the bias cuts a diagonal line in the middle of that, creating a bias grain! Gather your fabrics. 7. 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! 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. And if you’re a real bias tape enthusiast, Simplicity sells an electronic bias tape maker!…but I’ll tell you about that next month. Right?? I can easily see myself with a new addiction. using your tutorial I was able to understand and make my own bias tape! Most likely, the majority of projects you make will require ½ to 1 yard of fabric for the bias strips. The adhesive on the hem tape, which is has two sides, gives a strong bond that lasts even through repeated laundering. So, my question is, am I looking at these the wrong way? Try it and see! 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. I usually use a fat quarter of fabric, and from that I can get 4 yards of 1/2″ double fold tape or 8 yards of 1/2″ single fold. Measure around this opening so you know exactly how wide your fabric strips need to be (2 inches for the 1-inch maker, and 3.75 for the 2-inch maker). (That’s pretty wide bias in my book.) Thank you for this tutorial. I’ve been sewing for over 20 years and have made lots of bias tape, which would take forever! Thanks again for all your effort and hard work on the tutorials! Most oof the time, the problem is fixed at this stage. Thank-you soo much. If you’d like to see more on bias tape, check out my video here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2014/03/made-everyday-episode-how-to-make-and-understand-bias-tape.html. The 2-inch wide maker will make 1-inch wide double-fold tape, which is great as a quilt binding. Pingback: Diaper Covers + FREE Pattern – MADE EVERYDAY. If you’re confused, go back up to the original triangle and just start cutting strips along the bias. I delight in, lead to I found just what I used to be taking a look for. It typically comes 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide–which is sometimes packaged as “quilt binding”. * Fabrics with small prints work best since a large print won’t be very obvious on a skinny bias tape. You will learn what width you need for a ¼” binding and a ½” too.. Not to mentuon that laptops with com port have powerful processors and they provide pretty much everything a desktop computer can offer. What I read about in your tutorial is double-fold bias tape according to what I have in front of me. This technique works with just about any size square, although I wouldn't try it with a square smaller than 10'' - there would be too many seams and not very much trim. When you’re done, Tuck the end under and it will stay put. Round the resulting number up to the nearest whole inch. Hi – Thanks for the inspiration and detailed instruction. I love following you! Do you have suggestions on creating bias tape from poly georgette? 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. I only used a fat quarter to start, just in case I botched it up. Thank you a ton! Thank you! making bias tape with knits is a bit annoying. Thank you! I’ve always just spent quality time with my iron making it. I unplugged my iron with a vengeance today out of such frustration. Tie old ribbon scraps around each set and you’ve got special handmade gift. You can also use what is known in quilting terms as a “fat quarter” to make your bias binding strips. Yep, single-fold bias tape is just Double-fold bias tape unfolded! Give the perfect finished edge to any garment, craft project or home decorating accessory. Thank you for the tutorial! Cut a 45-degree angle on one end and slide the fabric into the bias tape maker. Thank you so much. If you’re like me, you’ve been using bias tape more often than you’ve realized! I’m over my fear of bias tape and ready to trim my daughter’s holiday dress. This is so helpful. 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. Excellent! So, this method feels simplest to me. And SO easy ! 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). This will take a while, so listen to good music or turn on a show in the background. It can be used around arm holes and edges (yellow vest), as a waistband and around leg holes (the perfect diaper cover). It’s important to remember that the width printed on the package is for single fold bias tape. So what’s so great about the bias? It’s not as cheap as the others ($14) but I love having the wider option. However, the fabric keeps getting twisted inside the bias tape maker so the raw edges aren’t folding in any more. It is so fantastic. 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. 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. Thanks again! I’m Dana. Thanks for the tutorial, I’ve got it pinned! And why are bias-cut strips used for bias tape? I love all the little things you showede. It is best to use a piece of fabric that is a square or nearly a square. So I made about 11 yards of 1/2″ double fold bias tape for $4.25. Thank you so much for such a great and easy to follow tutorial! Thank you! She earned a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiii this was great i loved all the pictures i didn’t even have to read the writing GOOD WORK!!! 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. This is sssuuuuuch a great post. Hmmm…. Yards and yards of beautiful bias tape! I’m wondering the same thing as Connie–do I cut off the extra portion on the bottom that isn’t part of the triangle? This is great. Press the seams open and it is ready to put into the bias tape maker. In the left column, "Cut Width of Binding Strips, find 1⅞". What the heck does “bias” mean? Using a rotary cutter, quilting ruler, and cutting mat, continue cutting 2-inch wide strips till you get to the end of your fabric. Bias tape isn’t a total mystery to me, but there are some aspects I’ve always wondered about. Thanks for your clear instructions and good pictures! 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. I’m assuming I do, since I no longer see it in the pictures. Pingback: Best Bias-Tape Method | 7 Pine Design. It’s even cheaper than the pre-packaged stuff (which is typically 3 yards in length). Thanks so much for this post! Thanks so much for this! 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. Here’s to learning, and ironing, the hard way! I am still young and have so very much to learn! But since most of us have a small cutting surface, fold the triangle in half, along the bias cut. I am looking at some purchased single fold and double-fold bias tape. If you have a super long cutting mat, you can start cutting bias strips now! Small prints work best for bias tape since only about a 1/2" wide section of it shows up on your project. The background info is behind us now. For this tutorial, however, we’ll focus mainly on Bias Tape. (2) Now multiply the measurement of the fabric by itself to get the squares inches of the area. I have two bias tape makers: 1-inch wide and 2-inch wide. , Pingback: DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration. Bias Tape is 50% Polyester, 50% Cotton. Now we’ll sew all the strips together. What is it used for? 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! : ) I think I also discovered this morning…that I am DEFINITELY…a “sewing nerd” as you call them. And voila, you have a triangle! (but i am a sucker for red and stripes :)). Multiply the total inches of bias strips needed by the width of the strips to determine the total square inches of fabric you will need. Hi dana this my first here, I love the tutorial on bias making, ,? We’ll show you the simple, shortcut method and the proper, never-fail method. Just discovered your website. It’s normally used for trim, casings and narrow facings. However, the edge of the fabric may not be usable as bias tape, so if possible, measure the usable width of the fabric. Hi Dana! And when you’re ready to sew it on, jump to our next tutorial: How to Sew Bias Tape. Does anyone have any hints? I usually don’t bother to calculate how much bias tape I need – if I didn’t make enough, I can make more. Thank you so much for this tutorial! 36 inches x 36 inches = 1296 inches Step 2. The widest maker available in most shops is a 1-inch. Okay, still with me? -1/2 yard quilting cotton fabric; Cami used Yellow Dots from the Hello Sunshine line. Somehow fabric becomes prettier in bias tape! My. Both edges create fabric grain lines. Fabrics to use: * 100% cotton * Cotton/Poly blend (I find this easiest to use) * Satin (or Polyester Satin) * Knits * Flannel, Corduroy, and cotton variations Next, you’ll need a Bias Tape maker. 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). Hi Caitlin, It’s harder to press Polyester than cotton. 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. Okay, I’ll be making 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape, so I need to cut 2-inch wide strips. FINALLY someone tells me what the heck bias tape is and why I need it. Fold the fabric just as we did in the original directions so you can cut more layers at once, from the bias cut edge. And now that we know what it looks like….what is it? Thank you for such an inclusive tutorial on making bias tape!! 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. But each person learns differently. 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. Bias tape is made of cloth cut at a diagonal angle, or on the bias, with edges folded under. Made my first “batch” of bias tape with no problem. Mary, Thanks for such a great tutorial on bias making, i’ve done this before but I love that you’ve shown clear pictures of the process. Thus, bias cut strips make the perfect binding or….bias tape. Single fold bias tape. Have you walked by the zippers and threads in your fabric shop and wondered what all those cute packages of solid trim are? This is the finished edge of the fabric, which doesn’t fray, and is often marked with the fabric designer’s name and color printing circle codes. Thank you so much! Calculate how many yards of bias tape you will need. 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. Bye. LOOKING FOR ADVICE. Bias Tape. I’m planning to make the racer shorts in knit fabric this weekend. Dear Dana, I was going to try the 1/2 yard method, but changed my mind….ah the perks of “femaledom”!! I have a feeling I’m about to become a mega-fan. Am working on your boatneck tunic (love it!) I would use your highest heat setting and press the iron on the fabric for slightly longer. I loved using the little binding gizmo and my binding tape is sooooo pretty!!! There is so much more to sewing/being creative then just being skillful in something. I’m on the hunt for that red and white striped fabric you have, I love it and I need it! And then the options are limitless…..and so much cuter. I’ve done it in the past using my 1″ maker but every time I try to press behind the “pull”, the ends don’t fold or there’s a fold in the middle. And why are bias-cut strips used for bias tape? Thanks for holding my hand through that Dana! It finishes at ½” and usually requires stitching along both edges… similar to applying ribbon. I went straight out and bought one of the Clover bias tape gizzies. I have added it to my favourites. Most fabric comes in standard widths of 35 inches, 44 inches, 48 inches, 54 inches or 60 inches. It’s used as a trim on clothing and for home decor projects. If you're planning your project, you can determine the yardage of fabric needed to make your bias tape before you go to the store so you don't buy more fabric than you really need. When you get to a spot where two strips were sewn together, just keep pulling and ironing and you shouldn’t have any problems. For example, less than 1 yard is needed to create 300″ of 4″ wide bias. I’m a little lost on that matter. Online I found the 2-inch wide maker. I don’t have any good tips other than, keep working at it! I’ll show you the 1 yard method first. Cut the ends of the tape that you want to join to a 45 degree angle, then join as shown above. Thank you! Wow, thanks so much for this amazing tutorial. It almost becomes a different design. Again the only purpose here is to make the fabric smaller and easier to cut. Some people find this part tedious but I think it comes together fairly quickly and seems easiest to me, compared to other methods. Bias tape comes in Single Fold or Double fold. Of course all things can be done the old-fashioned way and you can slowly iron the fabric edges over little by little. I love the way you teach, very thorough. I AM going to make meters and meters of the stuff !!! Help!! Wrap bias tape around the raw edges. And how can you make your own? I sure do love this tutorial & can’t wait to make my own bias tapes. I thought it was a bit weird for you to be THAT enthusiastic about making bias BUT IT IS TOTALLY TRUE !!! This is much easier than it appears. But now, I have you to be thankful for. 20 yards of ironing later… the next batch of bibs will have quilters cotton fabric not flannel for the edging! That may sound confusing. 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