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Bias Tape Alternative

Posted by Betsy C on

When it comes to seam finishes for armhole and neckline edges bias tape is not my go-to. The pre-folded tape from the fabric stores never matches the color I want or comes close to matching my fabric. Trying to make my own tape has only resulted in burnt fingertips and uneven widths of tape. Sure, there are tools out there for it, but I am not a gadget person. (I have thought about getting a folder attachment for my industrial machine, but there is a learning curve and I need instant gratification.)
Lets talk actual application. Sewing one side on is easy enough, but then I go to fold over the top and somehow it results in a twisted effect so I rip out the seam and end up basting in place before I sew. This makes bias tape a big pain for me and extra work.
If you share my sentiments, or even if you are a fan of bias tape, I would like to share my simplified taping for a faster and neater finish.




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