There are so many different uses for a stripe of continuous bias. You can clean finish your seams with it, hem a cuff, create piping and sew much more. Today, I am going to show you how to take a fat quarter and turn it into a quick and easy continuous long strip of bias. Honestly, once you get the hang of it you will wonder why you have been buying those pre made packages of bias tape all these years. It’s that simple!
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- Fold fabric on a 45 degree angle. Cut on fold.
- Shift your cut piece over to the other side. This will create a parallelogram. Pin right sides together, sew and press seam open. *Tip: I like to reduce my stitch length since this area will be cut into small sections.
- Along on bias edge, mark with ruler your finished bias strip length. Number the lines as shown.
- Fold parallelogram as shown to create a rectangle shape tube. Cut the 1st row about 4″ in.
- Align and match numbered lines with right sides together; pin. Sew seam together being sure to match all numbered lines. Press seam open.
- Cut in a spiral direction from top of tube to the bottom.
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