Bias tape is a long strip of fabric that has been cut “on the bias” (at a 45˚ angle). Trim ends to the edge of the mask. You’ll have a much better outcome because the fabric inside the short end of the bias tube has room to inhabit the space. Cut two 38" lengths of double fold bias tape. And then topstitch the whole thing. Check out the selection at our Shopping Directory fave online store: The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric. Also take a look at the Kaffe Fasset Ribbon Bag – this one is all about fabulous jaquard ribbons. 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If the item you’re making will be washed at some point, you should pre-shrink (wash and dry) both your fabric and your trims. Place one end of the bias over the garment, raw edges matching and pin. Read more about making and attaching bias tape in these articles: S4H’s Top Tips & Techniques: #1 Making & Attaching Bias Binding, Products We Love: Simplicity Bias Tape Maker. Middy braid is flat and narrow and used for accents, ties and drawstrings. It’s a favorite choice for quilts and blankets, but I also like to use it as a decorative accent on pillows, curtains and table linens. Here is my project for display purposes only, of which I won’t talk much — just excuse the careless sewing. Be the first to see new projects and patterns, helpful techniques, and new resources to enhance your sewing experience. Fringe can be used to accent pillows, cushions, window treatments and lampshades (or your car’s dashboard, but we won’t go there). Sew Bias Tape. This finish is essentially the same as bias tape finish 1, except you enclose both seam allowance pieces together inside the bias tape. Keep the folded bias tape along the neckline so that the cut edges of the neckline and the bias tape are together. Press the seam towards the bias tape. Examples include neckline of a baby bib, or maybe shoulder ties on a dress. Just want to say:  herein lies the concept of “Turn of the Cloth”. Fold the lower selvage edge to the cut edge, creating a 45º angle. When commenting, your name will display but your email will not. This technique is not always my first choice. Step 4: Fold and iron (with or without a Bias Tape Maker) To finish the end of the bias tape, you can fold the end in about half an inch and sew a line on top. The Clean technique. It works depending on how patient I am. Press the bias tape flat. I’m realizing that I must be pretty sensitive. Unique sizes of rick rack, jumbo and teeny tiny, are often also found in the by-the-yard section. Try our Summer Fun: Dog Collar & Leash using jacquard ribbon trim. Double fold bias tape basically wraps a raw edge on both sides and can be used on just about any kind of raw edge you want to have a pretty finished look. ( Log Out /  Pretty Pleated Travel Pouch – another tutorial that uses ribbon for both finish and function. Begin by opening up and trimming one end (I do the end on the left) of your bias tape so that you have a 90* angle. Pin around the opening. The knit binding has a raw edge neatly in place without any fabric vomit. Give it a try with these favorite Sew4Home tutorials: Hostess Apron with Dreamy Bow – uses giant rick rack on the bib. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. And, some vintage trims may not be color-fast. Refold tape and encase armhole, allowing equal tape extensions at each end of the armhole so the dress can be tied at the shoulders. Right before you sew it onto your project, carefully remove the tape from the ends. Your local fabric store will have lots of themed and novelty trims. Hence, with our snipping action, a little fabric is removed from the inside, giving the remaining material some room to snuggle in neatly. Rick rack is a flat braid with a zig zag shape. Just remember to check often as you’re sewing on your fringe to make sure it’s not getting caught up the seam. Then place the other end over top of your squared off bias tape end so that the raw edges are matched with your hem. Bias tape is made by cutting strips of fabric on the bias, which is the 45 degree angle from the straight of grain of fabric. Snip away a little triangle at the fold being careful not to cut through it, but just short of the crease. To prevent this put a piece of tape over both ends just after you cut it. Bias tape is used to cover or encase a raw edge and comes in single fold and double fold of varying widths. Layout the fabric so the selvage edges are in the upper right and lower left. I used contrasting thread so you can see them. It’s also a easy (and pretty) option for tie closures for pillows, duvet covers and slipcovers; as well as drawstrings and tie-backs. Stitch a tiny seam with a small straight stitch. In a pre-packaged tape, there will be one side that is just short of the other side. A super easy way to make bias ties for MASKS without bias tape maker. The photo above features a couple of our important furry friends who like to help out in the studio, especially when the testing of soft blankets and pillows is needed. On one of the ends of the tape, open up the folds so it is flat and then fold about 1/2" to the inside. First open up your bias tape and align the raw edges of your skirt and bias tape. Several possibilities are listed on p. 1. Charmeuse Satin Pillowcases with Velvet & Lace Trim – did you know that charmuese satin, with it’s super smooth finish, is beneficial for your skin and your hair. Start pinning the bias tape to the neckline. oh so easy… why did I not think of this rather than staring at it for half a day without any result. Today we’re going to show you how to use bias binding to finish an armhole. just fold right sides together sew across and down about an inch then trim and turn the ends. When you go to the fabric store, you’ll find traditional trims (which you purchase by the yard on a roll or mini-bolt) in one section, ribbon in another section, and bias tape and rick rack (which you usually purchase in a pre-cut package) in another. Jacquard ribbon has an intricately woven design that’s part of the fabric (as opposed to being embroidered or printed later). I think Judy below details the same technique used by you! Hi Readers! Then snip away a triangle on the other side of the folded bias tape (the open edges). Cut away excess bias tape. Pin bias tape along entire underarm edge. Match up the print sides of the binding ends so the pieces are perpendicular. Giant rick rack has recently become popular in fashion and decorating. It is applied when making collars and other tailoring stuff. It’s sometimes spelled ric rac or rickrack but shouldn’t be confused with “rip rap,” which are broken rocks used for embankments. Open the double fold bias tape completely. It’s easy to apply. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, judy. Home > Uncategorized > A Terrific Trims Tutorial. Thank You for the Bias Tape details !!! Today I’ll share a wee bit of sewing information. Open out the short ends, so you can see the creases. Less bulk to worry about. When Susan Khalje stayed her she had the most wonderful (because it was hand painted) but simple (because it was a length of fabric folded cross-wise with a neck hole cut out and the sides sewn) from India. In order for the bias binding to line up after sewing, offset the points by 1/4″ on either side. Tips to Applying Bias Tape. While still in the bias creating stage, turn the end of the strips to the wrong side about 1/2 inch (or less) and press. Sew the bias tape and the neckline together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. It came straight off the roll and I didn’t pre-wash it. Fold the bottom corner up on top of the first fold. Quick Patchwork Trim Tea Towels – uses inexpensive purchased plain towels, scraps and giant rick rack to create adorable expensive-looking towels. Since Men's Ties are made from BIAS fabric, they are PERFECT for making Bias Tape !! You can find those at antique shops, on eBay and in thrift stores. #Sewing Tip: Neatly Turned Bias Binding End. You can use it for accents, ties, scroll motifs, drawstrings and button loops. COPYRIGHT © 2009-2021 Sew4Home LLC:  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 4) Sew this seam using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Jacquard is sturdy enough to do the job, and colorfast. So… you can make your own. Enter your email address below to subscribe to the Sew4Home newsletter. Step 5. Braid can give a formal look and comes in about as many varieties as you can imagine. Then, try some of our favorite ribbon projects: Scrap It: Gift Card Case or Biz Card Holder – the ribbon is both decorative and functional. This cut gives the fabric more flex so it will curve around corners without as much bunching or kinking. Now that you know about it, you’ll see it everywhere. Easy peasy. I’ve tried sewing the end up like this before I sew the part leading up to it, as if it were a tiny foldover waistband. No wonder simple ribbon turns up again and again on high end designer items. Makes perfect sense — why did I not think of this??? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. It’s kind of like your bangs; they look dorky if you get a chunk caught up in your headband. The towel looked great until I ran it through the laundry–after which it looked like a failed tie-dyeing experiment. Stitch down close to the edge. It became hugely popular in the late 60s and early 70s and is now making a comeback. Single fold is used for folded up hems and is more common in garment construction for skirts and pants, but in home décor, it’s quite handy for deep curtain hemming. I put right sides together as I would for joining bias tape when making a continuous piece – I made sure the 2 marks I made for the seam overlapped to form a cross and then drew in my 45 degrees sewing line to join the 2 pieces together. We especially love pom-poms… these are a few faves: Perky Pom  Pom Pillows – a user favorite, and they make a great gift. But about that binding that becomes a tie. Optional: Trim dress as desired. 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