How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape

This bias tape binding tutorial is showing you an easy way how to cut bias strips and to join the ends of strips together.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 1

Sewing together two parts of bias tape has some features. First, you need to cut fabric on strips at an angle of 45 degrees, as shown

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 2

Cut the strips along marked lines.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 3

Look! All bias strips are arranged diagonally relative to the vertical and perpendicular lines of fabric. This is an important condition of correct joining all short strips in one long bias tape.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 4

If you cut the strips with a diagonal you do not have to align the edges. The length of these edges having an angle of 45 degrees will be the same.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 5

Position and pin bias strips together combining both edges of strips. For beginners I advise draw a straight line, as shown.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 6

Sew along this marked line to make a diagonal joining of fabric, with seam allowance 0.6 - 0.7 mm.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 7

Now you need press seam allowance open and joining of bias binding will be completed.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 8

Do not use a steam of iron. Fingers are too close to iron and steam can damage them.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 9

This is wrong side of bias tape.

How to Join the Ends of The Bias Tape, step 10

And face side of bias tape.
I hope this tutorial help you to join strips of fabric for bias tape correctly.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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