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.)
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!
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?