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. Bias facing is a finish in which bias tape is sewn onto the raw edge, then folded over to the wrong side (so that it's invisible from the outside) and sewn in place. Fringe comes in a great variety of materials and widths, from brush cut fringe to big pom poms. We spotted actress Blake Lively wearing it on an episode of the CW’s Gossip Girl. Snip away a little triangle at the fold being careful not to cut through it, but just short of the crease. So I’m not commenting in your post. (Some people like to put the tape on before they cut.) 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. To prevent this put a piece of tape over both ends just after you cut it. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. To Join the Ends of the Bias Binding Together: If your binding is going to form a continuous loop (necklines, hems, armholes) you will need to join the beginning and the end of the binding together where they meet up. Finish sewing the binding down to the fabric over the joining seam. Now why didn’t I think of it?? Giant rick rack has recently become popular in fashion and decorating. Stitch bias … Then I unpinned some of the binding from the neck line so I could move it away from the body of the dress to sew my seam. This narrow trim is made with a tightly woven, tiny cord-like material. Measure and trim so that your bias tape is overlapped by the exact amount that it is wide. #Sewing Tip: Neatly Turned Bias Binding End. Hence, with our snipping action, a little fabric is removed from the inside, giving the remaining material some room to snuggle in neatly. And that’s before running the machine on the edges. Make and sew bias ties for masks in just one step without any ironing. Then place the other end over top of your squared off bias tape end so that the raw edges are matched with your hem. Explore, ask lots of questions, and remember that the right trim can make someone say, “Did you really make that?”. You can find those at antique shops, on eBay and in thrift stores. Read on to find out more about the entire team and the philosophy behind our inspiring sewing tutorials – each designed to result in items you’ll be proud to keep, display, and use; give as gifts; or even sell. Using bias tape: Again trim off the excess ends of the mask. Also take a look at the Kaffe Fasset Ribbon Bag – this one is all about fabulous jaquard ribbons. Market Tote With Ruffly Ribbon Handles & Ties – just look what a little ribbon did to make this tote… amazing! It is applied when making collars and other tailoring stuff. Middy braid is flat and narrow and used for accents, ties and drawstrings. Photo on the right: the binding on the left was left with a raw edge; on the right is the knit binding where I folded over the edge. Trim the edges of the tape 1/4″ past the stitching. The knit binding has a raw edge neatly in place without any fabric vomit. Pin bias tape along entire underarm edge. Loopbraid is a novelty decorative edging you can use as an accent. Now you're ready to add the second strand of bias tape to the top of the bib, which will also serve as the ties. Cut off ends of fabric where pointed. Bias Tape is a wonderful thing. Online retailers will also have them grouped a number of different ways. Fold the tape and sew the edges as originally intended. Twill tape and bias tape are the fastest and easiest since they’re premade (double fold bias tape does need to be sewn shut, while both tapes need their ends finished). Unfold the first fold in the bias tape and look at the remaining two folds – one is smaller. Refold tape and encase armhole, allowing equal tape extensions at each end of the armhole so the dress can be tied at the shoulders. Use caution when choosing materials for ties – I discussed this with the fabric guy at Joann, and he mentioned some grosgrain ribbons will not hold up to washing. Country Lane Round Pom-Pom Placemats – tutorial by Bari J. You can find it with rich floral designs, classical motifs, and lots of ethnic patterns. In order for the bias binding to line up after sewing, offset the points by 1/4″ on either side. Fold binding over each short straight end of the mask. In a pre-packaged tape, there will be one side that is just short of the other side. Bias Tape. Unfold this smaller fold and align the raw edges of the bias tape and underarm seam, right sides together. What I did was to sew the ends first before topstitching. Bias Tape Finish 2. I once sewed some dark vintage ribbon along the edge of a white hand towel. Makes perfect sense — why did I not think of this??? Pretty Pleated Travel Pouch – another tutorial that uses ribbon for both finish and function. Place the first pin about 1″ away from the end of the bias strip. You’ll have a much better outcome because the fabric inside the short end of the bias tube has room to inhabit the space. It became hugely popular in the late 60s and early 70s and is now making a comeback. Well, it’s a really good thing – until you reach the end of the tie and are faced with a bunchy mess. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 1) Unfold the bias tape. It happens with any fabric, cotton on the left and knit interlock on the right. . In fact, once you understand the stuff, you will LOVE it! Open one fold and pin to bottom of sleeve, raw edges and right sides together, so that 8″ extends off each end of the keyhole. Fold over the bias tape lengthwise, as usual, and press. Make sure the print sides of the binding strips are facing each other and the pieces are perpendicular to each other. Finishing the tape ends After this, fold the ends of the tape on the back neckline right sides together. Its such an easy trick, but makes a difference. ANY REDISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF PART OR ALL OF THE CONTENTS OF THE SITE IN ANY FORM IS PROHIBITED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED IN OUR, S4H’s Top Tips & Techniques: #1 Making & Attaching, Scrap It: Gift Card Case or Biz Card Holder, Charmeuse Satin Pillowcases with Velvet & Lace, Market Tote With Ruffly Ribbon Handles & Ties, Hand Embroidery Inspiration with Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction, Re-imagine & Renovate: ScrapBuster Heart Sachets, Holiday Great Giveaway 2020 – The Snowflake Box, Holiday Great Giveaway 2020 – The Joy Box, Holiday Great Giveaway 2020 – The Silver Box, Holiday Great Giveaway 2020 – The Merry Box. Finish Neckline and Armholes with Bias Binding. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Stitch down close to the edge. *Sew4Home reserves the right to restrict comments that don’t relate to the article, contain profanity, personal attacks or promote personal or other business. And, some vintage trims may not be color-fast. It works depending on how patient I am. Right before you sew it onto your project, carefully remove the tape from the ends. Ashley begins by explaining the difference between bias tape and straight grain tape. Open out the short ends, so you can see the creases. Fold the tape in half to find the center, open it up as shown above, and mark it with a pin. 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. It’s also a easy (and pretty) option for tie closures for pillows, duvet covers and slipcovers; as well as drawstrings and tie-backs. Give it a try with these favorite Sew4Home tutorials: Hostess Apron with Dreamy Bow – uses giant rick rack on the bib. 3. Method 1. You apply it as you would ribbon. Hair tie, hair band, or recycle elastics from old clothing. Notice how nice it looks where the bias tape overlaps. There’s always a secured edge to the fringe so it’s actually quite easy to stitch onto your project. This technique is not always my first choice. Room Divider Panels / Curtains – adds panache and a unique eye-catching touch. Cut two 38" lengths of double fold bias tape. Examples include neckline of a baby bib, or maybe shoulder ties on a dress. ( Log Out /  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. Optional: Trim dress as desired. Start sewing on the fold, right before the first pin, carefully removing the pins … In my case 2″. 39 inches of bias tape - I buy double wide quilt binding 0.875" wide but you can make your own too ... Start your zigzag stitch at the end of one tie, go all the way around the edge of your scrub cap and finish at the end of the other tie. sew the ties 1) Measure the length of the bottom edge of the sleeve and cut a piece of bias tape 16″ longer. First open up your bias tape and align the raw edges of your skirt and bias tape. 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. Our custom S4H patterns appeal to all levels of sewers with easy to understand instructions and gorgeous photography. Bias tape is a long strip of fabric that has been cut “on the bias” (at a 45˚ angle). Neckroll Pillow with Ric Rac – rick rack upscales a simple neckroll pillow. Check out the selection at our Shopping Directory fave online store: The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Your local fabric store will have lots of themed and novelty trims. I made a few and because it took 3 yards of silk I cut the corners off at the bottom and used bias strips to finish the neck. oh so easy… why did I not think of this rather than staring at it for half a day without any result. Thank You for the Bias Tape details !!! So it helps to know what you’re looking for. Hi Readers! Today we’re going to show you how to use bias binding to finish an armhole. (slaps her forehead). We especially love pom-poms… these are a few faves: Perky Pom  Pom Pillows – a user favorite, and they make a great gift. The edges flush against each other. Store-bought bias tape comes in a pretty good selection of colors, but sometimes you need something different. Step 5. 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. … Begin sewing about 6″ from the end of your bias tape. I sent this to Samina’s personal email but she said to post it here. So… you can make your own. Try our Summer Fun: Dog Collar & Leash using jacquard ribbon trim. No wonder simple ribbon turns up again and again on high end designer items. Thanks for the tip. This finish is essentially the same as bias tape finish 1, except you enclose both seam allowance pieces together inside the bias tape. When I post something on FB and someone challenges me or contradicts me it hurts. I think Judy below details the same technique used by you! Pillow Pair With Ruffly Ribbon Ties – they look so fancy, but are actually super easy to make. It replaces a conventional 'facing', which is a piece of fabric cut in the shape of a neckline or … However, my old tutorial showing you about bias tape and cutting on the bias, is well, really old. Several possibilities are listed on p. 1. The Clean technique. This is a bias strip with just a single fold down the center.Binding with this tape will give you a top stitching line 1/2 inch from the edge. Watch the video, print out the template you can download below and start BATCH making bias tape. 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. You can use it for accents, ties, scroll motifs, drawstrings and button loops. I tried both ways (including in my finished project) but prefer the raw edge in the knit. just fold right sides together sew across and down about an inch then trim and turn the ends. 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. Stitch around the entire opening and back stitch when you reach the start. The binding is fully turned to the back of the fabric in this binding method. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, judy. ( Log Out /  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. A popular finish for sleeveless tops, all the raw seams are all enclosed leaving a lovely neat result. Press the bias tape flat. Jacquard is sturdy enough to do the job, and colorfast. It’s sometimes spelled ric rac or rickrack but shouldn’t be confused with “rip rap,” which are broken rocks used for embankments. Fringe can be used to accent pillows, cushions, window treatments and lampshades (or your car’s dashboard, but we won’t go there). It comes in all kinds of colors, sheens, weaves and widths. You know, when the neckline bias binding extends into a tie? For the knit just the side edges can be snipped away since we will not fold over the top for this little sample. Put your trims in a lingerie laundry bag (or use a sock) before putting them in your washing machine. Many, many thanks for the process (thanks to Susan Khalje, too)! Fold the bottom corner up on top of the first fold. If you are sewing the trim into a seam, you can extend the taped end beyond your seam allowance, then once the trim is secure, trim the trim (hey… I like that, it’s a verb and a noun) flush with the seam allowance. Fold the bias tape inside and press. How to sew bias tape Technique 1: 1) Open the hem tape and tuck the raw edge of the fabric until it is flush with the fold. We will never sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties. Pin. The cotton on the left has a wonky slanted shape, but that’s ok for this sample (not doing haute couture). If you are sewing the trim into a seam, you can extend the taped end beyond your seam allowance, then once the trim is secure, trim the trim (hey… I like that, it’s a verb and a noun) flush with the seam allowance. To flawlessly add your bias tape to the hem, use a two-step sewing process. Just remember to check often as you’re sewing on your fringe to make sure it’s not getting caught up the seam. When you cut any kind of sewing trim, the ends will want to unravel. Open the double fold bias tape completely. You have to stitch exactly at the fold. Bias tape is used to cover or encase a raw edge and comes in single fold and double fold of varying widths. I used contrasting thread so you can see them. 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. The end of … All you need are strips of fabric, paper and your trusted sewing machine. To alleviate this irritation, this is what I did: Fold over the bias tape lengthwise, as usual, and press. 5) Trim and press the seam open. 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. 4) Sew this seam using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the seam towards the bias tape. Home > Uncategorized > A Terrific Trims Tutorial. Less bulk to worry about. Sew a straight line along the short end of the bias tape making sure to backstitch. Stitch a tiny seam with a small straight stitch. 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. 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. Just want to say:  herein lies the concept of “Turn of the Cloth”. When the end of the bias is turned in vertically, and then again horizontally, the inside layer does not have much room because the outside layer of cloth has to fold over it and wishes (if it could wish) that it was wider than the inside layer so it could enclose it all. 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. With knit interlock you have the option of not folding over, since knit interlock does not ravel. You ca also use it as a loop for closures. Easy peasy. Yes, that's me hugging my sewing machine, photographed by Brian Campbell Photography Congratulations! Layout the fabric so the selvage edges are in the upper right and lower left. Pin around the opening. Braid can give a formal look and comes in about as many varieties as you can imagine. 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. Start pinning the bias tape to the neckline. The method you choose for using bias tape for finishing can depend on your project and the type of tape you are using. Place the top back down and pin. Trim ends to the edge of the mask. Gimp trim has traditionally been used for hiding seams on upholstered furniture and around lampshades. Today I’ll share a wee bit of sewing information. I’m realizing that I must be pretty sensitive. When commenting, your name will display but your email will not. You can attach it along the hem of an item, apply as a top trim or insert half way into a seam to create a scalloped edge. You can’t go wrong with ribbon. Keep the folded bias tape along the neckline so that the cut edges of the neckline and the bias tape are together. Use Jacquard trim when you want a formal look. Watch the video tutorial for bias tape DIY and elastic alternatives. Unfurl the binding and then line the binding pieces up. Before you do anything with any kind of trim, you need to know if it might shrink if you wash it. Turn the corner right side out to create a clean finish. Jacquard ribbon has an intricately woven design that’s part of the fabric (as opposed to being embroidered or printed later). Open the ends of the bias tape and fold them backwards so the right sides are touching each other. Here is my project for display purposes only, of which I won’t talk much — just excuse the careless sewing. Hope you get to snuggle in and sew up a storm this winter. I can usually get a piece of fabric 54" long. And it lacked some pictures. It’s a wonderful, versatile trim. Folding the tie in half lengthwise, using Rotary Cutter, cut straight up sides to create one long piece of evenly cut fabric. Attach the binding. 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