Work in Progress :: Making Bias Tape

Part of my trying to slow down this year means I am also trying to do things the way that I like them.  I’m in the middle of sewing a pattern that calls for bias tape.  Old me would have gone to the store and purchased bias tape.  It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s done!  (But really I prefer handmade bias tape.)

Bias Tape Maker :: Dandelion Drift

New me, the one who is not in a rush, is making her own bias tape.  Want to know why I prefer the handmade stuff?

  • it matches my dress perfectly (ha…that’s because it’s made out of the same fabric)!
  • it feels so much nicer than the stiff packaged bias tape
  • because my in laws gave me every size bias tape maker possible and it’s fun to play with new toys!

Bias Tape Maker :: Dandelion Drift

If you’re looking into making your own bias tape, there’s a great video tutorial over at Dana Made It and if you don’t have a fancy bias tape maker, there’s a printable one here (never tried it but it looks like it would work)!

Are you intentionally sewing down on any projects?

 

  • R

    I’m still working on finishing all my WIP’s without starting too many new ones. Too many idea’s, not enough time!

    I did buy a bias binding making tool a while ago and it was an unmitigated wonky disaster when I tried to use it, so I’m still buying bias binding. Or just cutting a piece of fabric on the bias, sewing it on, one side pressing it up, pressing it over, folding the other edge under, pressing that down, sewing. Slow, but it works for me.

    • Teresa

      Oh I hear you on too many ideas and not enough time!

  • What a fun gift!! We have 1 of the bias makers….wanted to experiment and see if we liked it before purchasing other sizes. I think we’ll be adding to our sizes in the upcoming years :).

    • Teresa

      Oh fun! I don’t know why I waited so long to play with these 🙂