How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric

In this tutorial you learn how to attach single or double fold bias binding to fabric of your garments correctly.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 1

You can make bias tape yourself. For it you need to cut the fabric into strips at an angle of 45 degrees. Then using a special bias tape maker you can to attach the bias tape to the fabric.
There are bias tapes of factory production (double folded and single folded). On this photo is single fold bias tape.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 2

Fold the tape in half and press it, as shown. Folded tape together called double fold bias tape.
Iron the entire single bias tape needed for the binding of your garment.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 5

Notice how the tape is folded. The edges should not be aligned. One side should be slightly higher in relation to the other edge.
Note: Sew a tape on the sewing machine is needed on the narrow side. Other half will be under the fabric. You can not see it during sewing, so it should be slightly wider than the upper side.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 3

Before you begin to sew the bias tape to the fabric, you need to align the edge of the fabric.
If necessary, mark a line with a ruler and a pencil.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 4

Cut the edge of fabric using big scissors.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 6

For sewing double fold bias tape you can use universal presser foot.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 7

First you need to place the edge of fabric into the double fold bias tape, as shown.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 8

Attach the other half (narrow side) of the tape down.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 9

Place the folded tape under the sewing machine foot. Watch out so that the fabric does not slide out from the tape.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 10

The first stitch must be done manually, rotating the flywheel by hand.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 11

So looks wrong side of bias tape.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step 12

If you have little experience you need to baste both edges of the tape with hand stitches.

How to Apply Bias Tape to Fabric, step

Only in this case you can to sew a bias tape to the edge of the fabric accurately.

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