(Basically it’s 10 x 10 / 1, and then assume about 5% waste and seam allowance.) For example, if you are cutting 2-inch strips from 1,056 square inches of fabric, you will cut 528 inches of strips. I wasn’t able to understand anyone else’s tutorial for this. Based in Seattle, Catlin Tidwell has been writing professionally since 1999. The edge is the part that will be folded under anyway, so it doesn’t need to be pristine. Enjoy! Thank you so much for all the explanations! Just eyeball as best as you can (the strips end up overhanging about 1/2 inch). In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a continuous bias tape by folding squares of fabric to make long strips. When buying store bought bias tape , does it have to be washed before using? thanks for the tutorial will give it a trial. The calculator calculates how much fabric is needed using both approaches: For a square, the calculator calculates the size of the square of fabric that is needed. It’s important to remember that the width printed on the package is for single fold bias tape. To get 300 inches of 3″ bias binding from a piece of fabric that is 43″ wide: (300 x 3) ÷ 43 = 20.9 inches (round up to 21) 21 inches/36 = 0.588 yards (round up to 5/8 of a yard) So you need 5/8 of a piece of fabric that is 43″ (wof) wide. Place that triangle below on the left, next to the other piece of fabric (the stripes on the fabric helps match everything up). And the bias cuts a diagonal line in the middle of that, creating a bias grain! However, the fabric keeps getting twisted inside the bias tape maker so the raw edges aren’t folding in any more. I thank you. I have made binding for quilts for years but never did double fold. I love this tutorial! Thanks for the tutorial, I’ve got it pinned! Thank You! 7. c. Pin both folds or do ironing which make fabric crease, Here you go single fold is ready. Try to be exact but don’t stress over it. I’ve been sewing for over 20 years and have made lots of bias tape, which would take forever! This bias calculator is super easy to use and very handy, making your sewing projects a lot faster and easier. yea. I will use this for so many projects. Sure. Calculate how many yards of bias tape you will need. Thank you so much for such a great and easy to follow tutorial! Most woven fabrics (unless they have a bit of spandex blended in) have no stretch. Thus, bias cut strips make the perfect binding or….bias tape. http://missouriquiltco.com - Jenny shows us how to make 200 inches of continuous binding from a half yard of fabric using the amazing Bias Ruler. If that’s what you wanted, you’re done! DESIGN BY OCTOBER INK | DEV BY GEMMA HAYLETT | WEB HOSTING BY RFE Hosting. Total deal. Then, with your iron on the proper setting for your fabric type, iron down the folded fabric that comes out of the maker. Thank you so much.  Wrap bias tape around the raw edges. Let’s make bias tape! Bias tape is a type of trim and also a binding. It took a lot of searching before I finally came across your wonderful post/video on bias binding. This makes it easier to sew with and decreases the chance of sewing on the top of the binding and somehow missing the back of the binding with your stitching. Man, this is an awesome tutorial!!! Divide the number of total square inches by the width of the strips you will cut. Okay, at this point, you’ve created single fold bias tape. So what’s so great about the bias? I don’t usually wash it because it can become a tangled mess, and typically store-bought bias tape is made of polyester/cotton blend which doesn’t tend to shrink as much as 100% cotton. Hi Dana, Thanks for the great tutorial, you definitely simplified this for me. No more! Just made my first batch! It’s so much more fun to sew up a project with a stash of unique trims on-hand. This is great. They had it on sale at the craft store the other day and almost bought it… because if was on sale of course, but then realized “I have NO idea WHY I need this” maybe I’ll wait.  Top stitch the long side down, close to folded edge. Help!! You can watch a full video of this tutorial here, or just by pressing the play button below. Okay, still with me? LOOKING FOR ADVICE. I know with satin georgette and chiffon that you can’t fold the fabric when cutting because there is no guarantee that the fabric won’t shift when cutting. Pingback: Best Bias-Tape Method | 7 Pine Design. At the back of the maker is where the fabric is inserted. 648 inches divided by 36 inches = 18 yards So, if a 36 inch square will give you 18 yards of 2 inch wide bias, you will need an extra yard of fabric to make the half inch bias binding for 8 placemats. A 90 degree angle: Then sew the strips together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. You can make your own! Thank-you soo much. I thought it was a bit weird for you to be THAT enthusiastic about making bias BUT IT IS TOTALLY TRUE !!! Thanks again! In the left column, "Cut Width of Binding Strips, find 1⅞". I’m such a beginner but can’t wait to tackle this project one day! Thank you so much. I have just found your website looking for a way to make my own bias binding. Moving to the right, we see that a 1/4 yard yields 168"—not enough. So, a 1-inch wide bias tape maker actually makes 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape. For example, if you have 528 inches of strips, you will cut 14 2/3 yards of bias strips. Your process has made things a lot easier for me and I’m enjoying making bias much more now!! With a few tools and an iron, a 1/2 yard of fabric is transformed into 9 yards of double-fold bias tape! Thank you for making this so simple! What you are calling single fold bias tape is just the double-fold tape unfolded. I’m wondering the same thing as Connie–do I cut off the extra portion on the bottom that isn’t part of the triangle? It was so helpful and straight forward I now have a lovely bunch of double-folded bias tape ready to go – hurray! I posted a link on my blog! And I don’t think I even cut it on the bias. This is so helpful. Hi Dana, G’Day from Australia. When you’re done, Tuck the end under and it will stay put. Love your videos! However, I have a question. Multiply the total inches of bias strips needed by the width of the strips to determine the total square inches of fabric you will need. What a great job you did of explaining everything about bias tape. Just follow this tutorial here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2008/07/technique-understanding-bias-and-making-bias-tape.html. I just wanted to point out that it is a good thing to have a gap between the folds, as shown in the tutorial. I love to sew, make, and share. So let’s talk about how to make your own. That may sound confusing. Have a nice day. I’m assuming I do, since I no longer see it in the pictures. Awesome tutorial! And to do that, let’s first understand what bias means. I love the red striped one! Cut a 45-degree angle on one end and slide the fabric into the bias tape maker. This is the finished edge of the fabric, which doesn’t fray, and is often marked with the fabric designer’s name and color printing circle codes. Of course all things can be done the old-fashioned way and you can slowly iron the fabric edges over little by little. First we will cut, then we will iron. ; ) Today you taught me how to make my own bias tape. However, I think bias tape made from knit fabric would probably look nicer and feel softer. You’re brilliant! * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. No fun. I feel like your blog has opened my eyes to a whole other world of sewing! You are such an inspiration to me! Divide the square inches by the width of your fabric to determine how many inches of fabric you will need cut. Thank you for the tutorial! Would love to hear from you soon. The double-folded is like what you made–bias strip folded in half to mark the middle, the edges folded in almost to the middle fold–one side folded in just a little less so when folded the edges are a few threads away from meeting. Thanks for your clear instructions and good pictures! It can be purchased at any sewing store. I bought mine at Joann’s for $7.99 with a 50% off coupon. Bias tape makes so much more sense to me now! , Pingback: DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration. Well, if you’ve tried to ease woven fabric around a curve or created a casing around an armhole, you know that it’s hard to do. It’s a classic combo and yet so hard to find surprisingly haha. Step 1: Cutting Your Bias Strips Bias tape is cut “on the bias” meaning diagonal to the selvedges of the fabric. Hi Dana, This has to be the BEST tutorial on bias tape I have ever read…you helped me to understand this “abyss” in such a way that I am now on board with it…you are awesome! Sure that would work fine. * Piping (sometimes called Welt Cord) is made by sewing rope-like cord inside of bias-cut strips (similar to making bias tape). Right??  To apply, open one side and place raw edge flush with the raw edge of your project. I just finished making bias tape for the first time using your tutorial. I find that it’s easiest to cut the bias tape from 1 yard of fabric (so you have more surface area to cut longer strips of fabric). Sorry , Thank you, oh thank you! Thank you so much! The next standard cutting width for fabric after 0.44 yards would be 0.5 yards, or 1/2 yard. EXAMPLE: Our 60" x 80" quilt needs 292" of a 1/4" finished binding. I had no idea such a nifty device existed! But now, I have you to be thankful for. Hurray! Great tutorial, thanks! If the fabric you will cut into bias tape is 43 inches wide and you need 648 square inches of bias tape, you would divide 648 by 43 for a total of 15.07 inches needed. (3) Then divide the squares inches by the desired width of the bias strip. Most oof the time, the problem is fixed at this stage. And voila, you have a triangle! I’ve done it in the past using my 1″ maker but every time I try to press behind the “pull”, the ends don’t fold or there’s a fold in the middle. Single fold bias tape. I would use your highest heat setting and press the iron on the fabric for slightly longer. Thanks! Congratulations! The chart displays how many yards of 5/32” piping 1 yard of fabric will create in both bias and straight cuts. Every person who sews should be shown this tutorial. * Single fold is flat, with single edges folded over. Thought you might like to know when someone uses your tutorial after all the hard work you put into it! * Double fold bias tape is single fold tape that has been folded again in the middle to create a sandwich. Another reason: when you cut strips parallel to the grain line or selvage, the binding has a tendency to pucker and doesn’t always lay flat (I’ve tried it). It’s not that it “stretches” but it has some “ease” to it. (2) Now multiply the measurement of the fabric by itself to get the squares inches of the area. It’s a long, continuous strip of fabric with neatly folded edges, making it ideal for finishing off hems and blankets and for adding a splash of color and contrast. If you’re ready to sew your trim on….jump to our next tutorial: How to Sew Bias Tape. For example, if you are sewing bias tape onto fabric as decoration and you wish to use 1-inch finished bias tape, you will need to cut 2-inch strips. thanks:). I have seen many blogs use bias tape and binding as one in the same and often calling binding cut on the straight grain bias tape, While bias tape is binding, binding is not always bias tape. * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. If you need a solid colored bias tape, the store bought stuff is convenient. Extra wide single fold bias tape. Somehow fabric becomes prettier in bias tape! I went straight out and bought one of the Clover bias tape gizzies. Most fabric comes in standard widths of 35 inches, 44 inches, 48 inches, 54 inches or 60 inches. Thank you! The widest maker available in most shops is a 1-inch. Oh my goodness this was sooo easy! And now that we know what it looks like….what is it? It’s used as a trim on clothing and for home decor projects. Even though I already know how to make bias binding this article makes me want to go to my sewing room and make some with some fun fabrics and look for a project to use it on. Using a rotary cutter, quilting ruler, and cutting mat, continue cutting 2-inch wide strips till you get to the end of your fabric. Fold the tape in half, so that one side is just slightly wider than the other…about 1/16 of an inch….very small. Tie old ribbon scraps around each set and you’ve got special handmade gift. Her articles have appeared on websites and for professional blogs. Do you have any suggestions? Bias tape comes in Single Fold or Double fold. I am going to pin it for my future reference. Your tutorial SO useful. There is so much more to sewing/being creative then just being skillful in something. Small prints work best for bias tape since only about a 1/2" wide section of it shows up on your project. We’ll show you the simple, shortcut method and the proper, never-fail method. Take a piece of fabric and try it out. Like this: Now I know your instinct is to line them up flush with each other but in a moment I’ll show you why that doesn’t work. haha Thanks! I’d love to receive something like this. Of course PLEASE do a test first on a scrap piece to make sure the settings are proper and nothing is going to melt from too much heat! Great tutorial!! The leftover scraps come in handy for Scrappy Monster arms and legs. Your instructions are so clear I have subscribed to your blog and your YouTube channel too as I am just starting out sewing. and am making the bias tape for the first time with the little gadget you have. Thank you for such an inclusive tutorial on making bias tape!! If the folds meet in the middle exactly when you make the first fold, they will scrunch up when you try to do the second fold. This is much easier than it appears. Thanks so much for this! Bias tape makes a wonderful Quilt Binding (Faux Chenille Blanket). Oh. Online I found the 2-inch wide maker. But I’ll show you how to do it with 1 yard and a 1/2 yard. The selvage is the lengthwise grain, while the cut edge (when it runs perpendicular to the selvage) is the crosswise grain. Once your strips are all sewn together it’s time to for the folding fun. For example, a 36-inch square baby quilt will need 1 yard of bias tape on each side, plus a little extra for overlap, or perhaps 4 1/2 yards of bias tape total. I can easily see myself with a new addiction. For example, if you need 4 1/2 yards of bias tape, multiply 4 1/2 by 36 inches to get 162 inches. Bias tape is made of cloth cut at a diagonal angle, or on the bias, with edges folded under. If you're planning to make bias tape from fabric you already own, you can determine how much bias tape you can make. What the heck does “bias” mean? Thank you for the inspiration and advice. Can I use regular bias tape with the knit fabric? Are they the same thing? The other edge is the Selvage (or Selvedge in British English). I’m Dana. I’m on the hunt for that red and white striped fabric you have, I love it and I need it! Now that you know how to make your own bias tape without a bias maker and how to create miles of continuous bias binding it’s time to learn how to calculate how much fabric you need to make a certain amount of bias tape and also how much bias binding your fabric will make. Write down the length and width of your fabric. I also MUST get the bias tape maker. I have a feeling I’m about to become a mega-fan. And I’m sure I’ll forget and need to look back at. To keep your bias tape neat and orderly, wind it around a small piece of cardboard (two layers of old cereal boxes, 4 layers of cardstock, or scraps from an old shipping box all work great). You’ve made it to the end of the tape. Give the perfect finished edge to any garment, craft project or home decorating accessory. Thank you, thank you , thank you ! Now you got yards of Strips, Question is How to strips into Bias tape? The one on the left is cut off in the …  Stitch in the fold. Love your work . If my method is odd to you, check out these other tutorials on Whipstitch and Prudent Baby. I usually use a fat quarter of fabric, and from that I can get 4 yards of 1/2″ double fold tape or 8 yards of 1/2″ single fold. To do this, first mark your cutting lines … I don’t know if you realize this but, you and I have very quickly become very close friends. (but i am a sucker for red and stripes :)). Tidwell is a certified usability analyst, an experienced technical writer and a published short story author. Making your own bias tape at home from fabric is very easy and you don’t really need a bias maker to do so.. Note that the fold is actually slightly off-center, so that one side is wider than the other, by a fraction. The angled edge will help it feed in easier. Now on the make my own. It almost becomes a different design. You just have to keep playing with it, trying to get it to fold in. Thanks so much for the tutorial though…I”m a smart enough lady but sometimes my brain gets all in knots trying to work through all of this! Thank you again so very much for the inspiration today…and for many days to come! 20 yards of ironing later… the next batch of bibs will have quilters cotton fabric not flannel for the edging! Thanks so much for this Dana, I used this to make bias binding from half a yard of fabric! Where can I buy the the bias tape maker? But I’m getting ahead of myself. Thanks. http://lyndiprojects.blogspot.com/2014/06/colorful-bunting-for-backyard-bash.html. If you will be cutting 4-inch strips, you would multiply 162 by 4 for a total of 648 square inches. Just line it up with your presser foot each time. Take iron in action, do ironing on stitch parts. Now to attempt to use it! Again the only purpose here is to make the fabric smaller and easier to cut. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial! I’m over my fear of bias tape and ready to trim my daughter’s holiday dress. FINALLY someone tells me what the heck bias tape is and why I need it. Have you walked by the zippers and threads in your fabric shop and wondered what all those cute packages of solid trim are? You do a wonderful job teaching. Hmmm…. I’ll have to bookmark you! And how can you make your own? Am working on your boatneck tunic (love it!) * Fabrics with small prints work best since a large print won’t be very obvious on a skinny bias tape. * Quilt Binding is a fancy name for wide bias tape. But for double-fold tape we need to iron it over one more time. I don’t know if I’m just not bias tape savvy but I can’t for the life of me get it to work. So I made about 11 yards of 1/2″ double fold bias tape for $4.25. So I don’t know if it has to do with the fabric I’m using, or maybe it’s my iron, but I’m trying to make bias tape out of satin I got at JoAnn’s (it says it’s 100% polyester), but it doesn’t hold the fold when I iron it – I’m not sure what to do! Thank you so much. No big deal. I hate using that method, and I will admit to leaving welt cord off of more than one project because I didn’t want to take the time to do all of that tedious work. Thank you so much for your awesome tutorials, Dana!! Gosh. Such a creative, innovative idea, I will never buy store bought tape again! If everyone took the time to be as helpful to others as you have, the World would be a better place. Thanks for making it all so clear! Keep going with this method till you get to the end of your strip. I’m going to have to dig through your site and see why one would even use single fold bias tape? Stick the end of the long fabric strip into your bias tape maker. I usually don’t bother to calculate how much bias tape I need – if I didn’t make enough, I can make more. I have used this tutorial over and over. Step 1. Sew the 3 pieces together in those two spots, iron the seams, and now you have one long piece of fabric to cut your bias strips from. When creating bias tape, all the fabric strips are cut on the bias rather than parallel to the fabric’s grain line. ; ) Every time I finish something new, I can’t even explain the rush of excitement I feel for having made something original, something that is my very own and one-of-a-kind. Pull the fabric through the bias tape make, pressing as you go. Hence Remaining main width would be 0.50 Inch. Calculate the area of your fabric by multiplying the length by the width. The video was brilliant too. I sure do love this tutorial & can’t wait to make my own bias tapes. Hi Caitlin, It’s harder to press Polyester than cotton. Pingback: Watermelon Potholder DIY – A Beautiful Mess, Pingback: Watermelon Potholder DIY | Bloggsom. But if you haven’t discovered already, it’s also very easy to make you own. I am making an iron caddy: http://sisterscommonthread.com/products.html and I needed more than 2 m of bias tape. Thank you:), Dana, your tutorial is absolutely AWESOME!!! I don’t have a bias tape maker.. so I pin a large diaper pin to my ironing brd & run the fabric through it.. Hi Dana! It’s often used as a trim and sewn flat just as it is, such as parallel to a hem or with decorative stitching on the top. But for $3-$15, you can buy niffy tools that simplify the process. Let’s go back to that aisle in the fabric shop…. (About 1/8 inch or 2–3mm seems to work well for light to medium weight fabric.) It is so fantastic. Any pointers to prevent that from happening? Determine how wide your bias tape strips must be. I don’t have any good tips other than, keep working at it! The folding confuses me (I confuse easily) but I think if I fold my fabric while reading your tute, I’ll get it. using your tutorial I was able to understand and make my own bias tape! I’m planning to make the racer shorts in knit fabric this weekend. Hi – Thanks for the inspiration and detailed instruction. Very helpful. Thanks very much for this instruction. I unplugged my iron with a vengeance today out of such frustration. And when you’re ready to sew it on, jump to our next tutorial: How to Sew Bias Tape. The material is almost “too” stretchy to come out of the bias tape maker perfect. Well, of course shops are closed (it is now 11 pm…) so I remembered you posted a tutorial about this a while ago so I thought I’d check it out. Your tutorial makes it very easy to follow…. Strictly speaking, you don’t need any of them, they just help to make it faster and more precise. It’s not as cheap as the others ($14) but I love having the wider option. Take Measurement Scale, fold 0.25 from both sides. Binding tape made from bias-cut fabric eases and forms around curves easier than strips that are cut from the grain line. This is sssuuuuuch a great post. Very thorough tutorial with steps and “how to” complete task! Bias Binding Calculations: Bias strips are cut on the diagonal from a square or rectangular piece of fabric (see diagrams to the right). I love following you! For example, a 36-inch square baby quilt will need 1 yard of bias tape on each side, plus a little extra for overlap, or perhaps 4 1/2 yards of bias tape total. Bias Tape is 50% Polyester, 50% Cotton. For this bias tape I used 1/2 yard of Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane Wash Day Ticking in Dandelion. My. Cut strips of fabric. Press the seams open and it is ready to put into the bias tape maker. I just a sewing machine and want to learn how to quilt. Not only that, I wasn’t overwhelmed when I stopped and looked at the twill tape, the single fold bias tape, the double fold bias tape, the quilter’s binding… there’s so much there! Gather your fabrics. Do you know how to do this please? I used to sew when I was much younger so I I thought I’d give it a try again. Thanks for joining the party! I see EVERYTHING and think ‘bias tape’ now! Below is the answer: a. If you’d like to see more on bias tape, check out my video here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2014/03/made-everyday-episode-how-to-make-and-understand-bias-tape.html. It’s even cheaper than the pre-packaged stuff (which is typically 3 yards in length). So keep reading to start making your own bias tape from any fabric of your stash. Just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this demo. As long as you have a ruler and scissors, you can make it work. And why are bias-cut strips used for bias tape? Wow! Making bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric: http://sewingmamaraeanna.blogspot.com/2012/06/sewing-technique-tip-bias-tape.html, http://sisterscommonthread.com/products.html, http://www.madeeveryday.com/2008/07/technique-understanding-bias-and-making-bias-tape.html, http://lyndiprojects.blogspot.com/2014/06/colorful-bunting-for-backyard-bash.html, http://www.madeeveryday.com/2014/03/made-everyday-episode-how-to-make-and-understand-bias-tape.html, Diaper Covers + FREE Pattern – MADE EVERYDAY, Watermelon Potholder DIY – A Beautiful Mess, DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration, How to Sew a Bias Tape Surgical Face Mask with Flexible Nose | Sweet Red Poppy. What I read about in your tutorial is double-fold bias tape according to what I have in front of me. But today, I actually knew what the stuff was. I’ve just pinned it, so that I never lose it. Thank you! If your fabric is not rectangular, you may need to divide it into two imaginary rectangles and measure each separately. If there is a better done tutorial, on any topic, anywhere on the planet, I’d be surprised. Okay, I’ll be making 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape, so I need to cut 2-inch wide strips. Most likely, the majority of projects you make will require ½ to 1 yard of fabric for the bias strips. Easier for me and I ’ ll show you how to make it work classic combo and yet hard! Your AWESOME tutorials, Dana, I actually knew what the heck bias tape for the folding fun your channel. If everyone took the time, along the bias strip ’ d be surprised and have made lots of tape. A 1/2 yard method first in yardage does the 1 inch double fold tape. Ranges from 1 to 2 inches ( the strips together now to create another edge... Machine-Iron-Bias tape maker perfect Bias-Tape method | 7 Pine Design am I looking at these the wrong way go... 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