Based on my first attempt with bias tape, I shouldn’t be showing you how to sew bias tape, mostly because I didn’t follow the instructions, but based on my second attempt, which turned out way better, because I followed the instructions, I feel I’m qualified to show you how I did it. Bias tape can add a dramatic and professional look to what you’re sewing. It’s pretty inexpensive, as well.
What you’ll need:
- Sewing machine
- Bias Tape
- Thread to match your Bias Tape
Let’s begin by recognizing that there are two different sides of the bias tape. The right side and the wrong side, both pictured above. There are also two sizes of bias tape, singe fold and double fold. They look exactly the same except the double fold is wider than the single fold. Before you start, you’ll want to make sure that you’re edges of your fabric are cleanly cut, meaning no jagged edges, especially if you’re using single fold bias tape.
Yes, it’s that easy. Though it does get a little trickier when you’re doing curved edges, but that’s another story.