Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Many, many thanks for the process (thanks to Susan Khalje, too)! I sent this to Samina’s personal email but she said to post it here. When you cut any kind of sewing trim, the ends will want to unravel. Binding with bias tape – fully turned inside. Since Men's Ties are made from BIAS fabric, they are PERFECT for making Bias Tape !! You know, when the neckline bias binding extends into a tie? Also take a look at the Kaffe Fasset Ribbon Bag – this one is all about fabulous jaquard ribbons. There’s always a secured edge to the fringe so it’s actually quite easy to stitch onto your project. Bias tape is a long strip of fabric that has been cut “on the bias” (at a 45˚ angle). But you can also use this versatile trim on pillows, curtains, ornaments and whatever else you can think of. … Method 1. Make and sew bias ties for masks in just one step without any ironing. Watch the video, print out the template you can download below and start BATCH making bias tape. So it helps to know what you’re looking for. Place the top back down and pin. Hi Readers! Thanks for the tip. We especially love pom-poms… these are a few faves: Perky Pom  Pom Pillows – a user favorite, and they make a great gift. No wonder simple ribbon turns up again and again on high end designer items. A super easy way to make bias ties for MASKS without bias tape maker. First open up your bias tape and align the raw edges of your skirt and bias tape. When the end of the bias is turned in vertically, and then again horizontally, the inside layer does not have much room because the outside layer of cloth has to fold over it and wishes (if it could wish) that it was wider than the inside layer so it could enclose it all. Twill tape and bias tape are the fastest and easiest since they’re premade (double fold bias tape does need to be sewn shut, while both tapes need their ends finished). Fold the lower selvage edge to the cut edge, creating a 45º angle. Enter your email address below to subscribe to the Sew4Home newsletter. It replaces a conventional 'facing', which is a piece of fabric cut in the shape of a neckline or … You can’t go wrong with ribbon. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Unfurl the binding and then line the binding pieces up. Pin bias tape along entire underarm edge. Double fold bias tape basically wraps a raw edge on both sides and can be used on just about any kind of raw edge you want to have a pretty finished look. Step 5. If you are sewing the trim into a seam, you can extend the taped end beyond your seam allowance, then once the trim is secure, trim the trim (hey… I like that, it’s a verb and a noun) flush with the seam allowance. Today we’re going to show you how to use bias binding to finish an armhole. We will never sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties. And it adds an understated elegance to nearly any item you make. How to sew bias tape Technique 1: 1) Open the hem tape and tuck the raw edge of the fabric until it is flush with the fold. just fold right sides together sew across and down about an inch then trim and turn the ends. COPYRIGHT © 2009-2021 Sew4Home LLC:  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Put your trims in a lingerie laundry bag (or use a sock) before putting them in your washing machine. Snip away a little triangle at the fold being careful not to cut through it, but just short of the crease. Stitch the bias trim to the bodice starting from the first pin, going along the front neckline, and reaching the second pin on the back neckline. You apply it as you would ribbon. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out /  So… you can make your own. When commenting, your name will display but your email will not. On one of the ends of the tape, open up the folds so it is flat and then fold about 1/2" to the inside. Edgestitch tape. sew the ties 1) Measure the length of the bottom edge of the sleeve and cut a piece of bias tape 16″ longer. Unfold the first fold in the bias tape and look at the remaining two folds – one is smaller. Fold binding over each short straight end of the mask. 5) Trim and press the seam open. Sweet Hanging Sachets – using fancy ribbon makes an easy professional finish. Giant rick rack has recently become popular in fashion and decorating. Notice how nice it looks where the bias tape overlaps. Hair tie, hair band, or recycle elastics from old clothing. Trim ends to the edge of the mask. Layout the fabric so the selvage edges are in the upper right and lower left. To prevent this put a piece of tape over both ends just after you cut it. Come to think of it, that describes most stuff. Thank You for the Bias Tape details !!! Attach the binding. Begin sewing about 6″ from the end of your bias tape. Single fold is used for folded up hems and is more common in garment construction for skirts and pants, but in home décor, it’s quite handy for deep curtain hemming. Bias tape makers are so easy to use – check out our YouTube video and see for yourself. Folding the tie in half lengthwise, using Rotary Cutter, cut straight up sides to create one long piece of evenly cut fabric. . I made a few and because it took 3 yards of silk I cut the corners off at the bottom and used bias strips to finish the neck. Several possibilities are listed on p. 1. Loopbraid is a novelty decorative edging you can use as an accent. The knit looks really bad! Finish sewing the binding down to the fabric over the joining seam. For the knit just the side edges can be snipped away since we will not fold over the top for this little sample. Room Divider Panels / Curtains – adds panache and a unique eye-catching touch. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Fringe can be used to accent pillows, cushions, window treatments and lampshades (or your car’s dashboard, but we won’t go there). Well, at least, I usually have a better result with this trick. I’m realizing that I must be pretty sensitive. It’s easy to apply. Pillow Pair With Ruffly Ribbon Ties – they look so fancy, but are actually super easy to make. Open tape and turn under 1,4" on each end to finish the ends of the tape. A braid is a trim where the fibers have been woven like macrame or your sister’s pigtails. Stitch bias … Then I unpinned some of the binding from the neck line so I could move it away from the body of the dress to sew my seam. The method you choose for using bias tape for finishing can depend on your project and the type of tape you are using. When you go to the fabric store, you’ll find traditional trims (which you purchase by the yard on a roll or mini-bolt) in one section, ribbon in another section, and bias tape and rick rack (which you usually purchase in a pre-cut package) in another. So I began sewing where you see the pink pin, leaving the tape before the pin free. Store-bought bias tape comes in a pretty good selection of colors, but sometimes you need something different. Now that you know about it, you’ll see it everywhere. The Clean technique. Home > Uncategorized > A Terrific Trims Tutorial. The photo above features a couple of our important furry friends who like to help out in the studio, especially when the testing of soft blankets and pillows is needed. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, judy. This introduction has barely scratched the surface of what’s out there. Begin by opening up and trimming one end (I do the end on the left) of your bias tape so that you have a 90* angle. In order for the bias binding to line up after sewing, offset the points by 1/4″ on either side. And it lacked some pictures. Sew the bias tape and the neckline together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. However, my old tutorial showing you about bias tape and cutting on the bias, is well, really old. I once sewed some dark vintage ribbon along the edge of a white hand towel. The binding is fully turned to the back of the fabric in this binding method. I used contrasting thread so you can see them. The towel looked great until I ran it through the laundry–after which it looked like a failed tie-dyeing experiment. This finish is essentially the same as bias tape finish 1, except you enclose both seam allowance pieces together inside the bias tape. Check out the selection at our Shopping Directory fave online store: The Ribbon Retreat + Fabric. This is a bias strip with just a single fold down the center.Binding with this tape will give you a top stitching line 1/2 inch from the edge. Unfold this smaller fold and align the raw edges of the bias tape and underarm seam, right sides together. It’s kind of like your bangs; they look dorky if you get a chunk caught up in your headband. Congratulations! Bias tape is made by cutting strips of fabric on the bias, which is the 45 degree angle from the straight of grain of fabric. I put right sides together as I would for joining bias tape when making a continuous piece – I made sure the 2 marks I made for the seam overlapped to form a cross and then drew in my 45 degrees sewing line to join the 2 pieces together. We spotted actress Blake Lively wearing it on an episode of the CW’s Gossip Girl. Unique sizes of rick rack, jumbo and teeny tiny, are often also found in the by-the-yard section. Enter your email address below to subscribe to the Sew4Home newsletter. Cut off ends of fabric where pointed. If you are sewing the trim into a seam, you can extend the taped end beyond your seam allowance, then once the trim is secure, trim the trim (hey… I like that, it’s a verb and a noun) flush with the seam allowance. Optional: Trim dress as desired. Bias tape is a long strip of fabric that has been cut “on the bias ” (at a 45˚ angle). It’s also a easy (and pretty) option for tie closures for pillows, duvet covers and slipcovers; as well as drawstrings and tie-backs. (Some people like to put the tape on before they cut.) Using bias tape: Again trim off the excess ends of the mask. I think Judy below details the same technique used by you! Photo on the right: the binding on the left was left with a raw edge; on the right is the knit binding where I folded over the edge. It happens with any fabric, cotton on the left and knit interlock on the right. Easy peasy. Bias Tape. What I did was to sew the ends first before topstitching. Then snip away a triangle on the other side of the folded bias tape (the open edges). You ca also use it as a loop for closures. One of our favorite sources for this type of beautiful trim is Rennaisance Ribbons. Fringe comes in a great variety of materials and widths, from brush cut fringe to big pom poms. Hence, with our snipping action, a little fabric is removed from the inside, giving the remaining material some room to snuggle in neatly. It’s a favorite choice for quilts and blankets, but I also like to use it as a decorative accent on pillows, curtains and table linens. You can, fold over if you want to. 5. The end of … And that’s before running the machine on the edges. The knit binding has a raw edge neatly in place without any fabric vomit. Rick rack is a flat braid with a zig zag shape. Watch the video tutorial for bias tape DIY and elastic alternatives. Charmeuse Satin Pillowcases with Velvet & Lace Trim – did you know that charmuese satin, with it’s super smooth finish, is beneficial for your skin and your hair. Braid can give a formal look and comes in about as many varieties as you can imagine. While still in the bias creating stage, turn the end of the strips to the wrong side about 1/2 inch (or less) and press. Then, try some of our favorite ribbon projects: Scrap It: Gift Card Case or Biz Card Holder – the ribbon is both decorative and functional. Middy braid is flat and narrow and used for accents, ties and drawstrings. It’s sometimes spelled ric rac or rickrack but shouldn’t be confused with “rip rap,” which are broken rocks used for embankments. Open the double fold bias tape completely. Pin around the opening. Neckroll Pillow with Ric Rac – rick rack upscales a simple neckroll pillow. I can usually get a piece of fabric 54" long. ANY REDISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF PART OR ALL OF THE CONTENTS OF THE SITE IN ANY FORM IS PROHIBITED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED IN OUR, S4H’s Top Tips & Techniques: #1 Making & Attaching, Scrap It: Gift Card Case or Biz Card Holder, Charmeuse Satin Pillowcases with Velvet & Lace, Market Tote With Ruffly Ribbon Handles & Ties, Hand Embroidery Inspiration with Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction, Re-imagine & Renovate: ScrapBuster Heart Sachets, Holiday Great Giveaway 2020 – The Snowflake Box, Holiday Great Giveaway 2020 – The Joy Box, Holiday Great Giveaway 2020 – The Silver Box, Holiday Great Giveaway 2020 – The Merry Box. Any other tricks to get rid of the bunchy-end-bias-binding dilemma? It comes as tassel fringe, bullion fringe, loop fringe, knot fringe, and more. You have to stitch exactly at the fold. Open one fold and pin to bottom of sleeve, raw edges and right sides together, so that 8″ extends off each end of the keyhole. In my case 2″. Today I’ll share a wee bit of sewing information. Be the first to see new projects and patterns, helpful techniques, and new resources to enhance your sewing experience. (slaps her forehead). But about that binding that becomes a tie. Finishing the tape ends After this, fold the ends of the tape on the back neckline right sides together. Hope you get to snuggle in and sew up a storm this winter. Make sure the print sides of the binding strips are facing each other and the pieces are perpendicular to each other. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. This cut gives the fabric more flex so it will curve around corners without as much bunching or kinking. I tried both ways (including in my finished project) but prefer the raw edge in the knit. Gimp trim has traditionally been used for hiding seams on upholstered furniture and around lampshades. *Sew4Home reserves the right to restrict comments that don’t relate to the article, contain profanity, personal attacks or promote personal or other business. To Join the Ends of the Bias Binding Together: If your binding is going to form a continuous loop (necklines, hems, armholes) you will need to join the beginning and the end of the binding together where they meet up. Just remember to check often as you’re sewing on your fringe to make sure it’s not getting caught up the seam. Fold the bias tape inside and press. While still in the bias creating stage, turn the end of the strips to the wrong side about 1/2 inch (or less) and press. A popular finish for sleeveless tops, all the raw seams are all enclosed leaving a lovely neat result. Just about everybody who’s new to home décor finds the names of sewing trims a little odd at first. Ashley begins by explaining the difference between bias tape and straight grain tape. Quick Patchwork Trim Tea Towels – uses inexpensive purchased plain towels, scraps and giant rick rack to create adorable expensive-looking towels. Fold over the bias tape lengthwise, as usual, and press. ( Log Out /  With knit interlock you have the option of not folding over, since knit interlock does not ravel. All you need are strips of fabric, paper and your trusted sewing machine. Well, it’s a really good thing – until you reach the end of the tie and are faced with a bunchy mess. ( Log Out /  You can attach it along the hem of an item, apply as a top trim or insert half way into a seam to create a scalloped edge. Read more about making and attaching bias tape in these articles: S4H’s Top Tips & Techniques: #1 Making & Attaching Bias Binding, Products We Love: Simplicity Bias Tape Maker. Sew a straight line along the short end of the bias tape making sure to backstitch. Stitch along the inside folded edge, making sure you are catching the folded edge underneath. In fact, it's something that I have used from the very beginning of my sewing adventure...and is not something to be feared. In fact, once you understand the stuff, you will LOVE it! Less bulk to worry about. Keep the folded bias tape along the neckline so that the cut edges of the neckline and the bias tape are together. 39 inches of bias tape - I buy double wide quilt binding 0.875" wide but you can make your own too ... Start your zigzag stitch at the end of one tie, go all the way around the edge of your scrub cap and finish at the end of the other tie. Place one end of the bias over the garment, raw edges matching and pin. 4) Sew this seam using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Boho Shoulder Bag – great for using up scraps! Examples include neckline of a baby bib, or maybe shoulder ties on a dress. And then topstitch the whole thing. Its such an easy trick, but makes a difference. You can find it with rich floral designs, classical motifs, and lots of ethnic patterns. Read on to find out more about the entire team and the philosophy behind our inspiring sewing tutorials – each designed to result in items you’ll be proud to keep, display, and use; give as gifts; or even sell. Explore, ask lots of questions, and remember that the right trim can make someone say, “Did you really make that?”. It comes in all kinds of colors, sheens, weaves and widths. My name is Samina, I'm always sewing, and have a penchant for sewing everything. What about you? ( Log Out /  Measure and trim so that your bias tape is overlapped by the exact amount that it is wide. Bias Tape is a wonderful thing. You can find those at antique shops, on eBay and in thrift stores. Just want to say:  herein lies the concept of “Turn of the Cloth”. Change ). With knit interlock you have the option of not folding over, since knit interlock does not ravel. Jacquard ribbon has an intricately woven design that’s part of the fabric (as opposed to being embroidered or printed later). Sew Bias Tape. Our custom S4H patterns appeal to all levels of sewers with easy to understand instructions and gorgeous photography. 1) Unfold the bias tape. 3. Trim the edges of the tape 1/4″ past the stitching. Divide the remainder of the binding in half. Fold the bottom corner up on top of the first fold. Bias facing is a finish in which bias tape is sewn onto the raw edge, then folded over to the wrong side (so that it's invisible from the outside) and sewn in place. When Susan Khalje stayed her she had the most wonderful (because it was hand painted) but simple (because it was a length of fabric folded cross-wise with a neck hole cut out and the sides sewn) from India. Now you're ready to add the second strand of bias tape to the top of the bib, which will also serve as the ties. #Sewing Tip: Neatly Turned Bias Binding End. It came straight off the roll and I didn’t pre-wash it. You don’t want this coming apart. You can use it for accents, ties, scroll motifs, drawstrings and button loops. Step 4: Fold and iron (with or without a Bias Tape Maker) To finish the end of the bias tape, you can fold the end in about half an inch and sew a line on top. Start pinning the bias tape to the neckline. Try our Summer Fun: Dog Collar & Leash using jacquard ribbon trim. Yes, that's me hugging my sewing machine, photographed by Brian Campbell Photography Give it a try with these favorite Sew4Home tutorials: Hostess Apron with Dreamy Bow – uses giant rick rack on the bib. Stitch a tiny seam with a small straight stitch. Less bulk to worry about. Country Lane Round Pom-Pom Placemats – tutorial by Bari J. Market Tote With Ruffly Ribbon Handles & Ties – just look what a little ribbon did to make this tote… amazing! Patchwork Pom Pom Throw – velvet and pom-poms create a luxurious throw. Tips to Applying Bias Tape. Makes perfect sense — why did I not think of this??? But once you become familiar with them you’ll want to use them to make your finished projects look terrific. It’s a wonderful, versatile trim. Cut two 38" lengths of double fold bias tape. Pin. Bias Tape Finish 2. Now why didn’t I think of it?? If you think Jacquard, Soutache and Gimp sound like the crew of a pirate ship, you’re not alone. Pretty Pleated Travel Pouch – another tutorial that uses ribbon for both finish and function. Before you do anything with any kind of trim, you need to know if it might shrink if you wash it. You would repeat these steps for the seam allowance on the other side as well. For instance, there’s a whole world of lace and other vintage trims. Finish Neckline and Armholes with Bias Binding. Cut away excess bias tape. Fold the tape in half to find the center, open it up as shown above, and mark it with a pin. Online retailers will also have them grouped a number of different ways. Stitch down close to the edge. Press the bias tape flat. Turn the corner right side out to create a clean finish. Stitch around the entire opening and back stitch when you reach the start. Bias tape is used to cover or encase a raw edge and comes in single fold and double fold of varying widths. In a pre-packaged tape, there will be one side that is just short of the other side. Open out the short ends, so you can see the creases. In addition to using ribbon as a traditional accent, it makes great fast and easy finished loops along the top of a curtain or drape to slide over the rod. You’ll have a much better outcome because the fabric inside the short end of the bias tube has room to inhabit the space. This narrow trim is made with a tightly woven, tiny cord-like material. Use Jacquard trim when you want a formal look. It works depending on how patient I am. Edge stitch your bias tape in place using coordinating thread. To quickly cut binding strips on the bias, start with a fabric square or rectangle. Refold tape and encase armhole, allowing equal tape extensions at each end of the armhole so the dress can be tied at the shoulders. Match up the print sides of the binding ends so the pieces are perpendicular. When I post something on FB and someone challenges me or contradicts me it hurts. Then place the other end over top of your squared off bias tape end so that the raw edges are matched with your hem. A high end finishes for bias tape. Place the first pin about 1″ away from the end of the bias strip. Open the ends of the bias tape and fold them backwards so the right sides are touching each other. Ribbon Accented Tea Towels – using ribbon makes this project extra EASY! Use caution when choosing materials for ties – I discussed this with the fabric guy at Joann, and he mentioned some grosgrain ribbons will not hold up to washing. Fold the tape and sew the edges as originally intended. So I’m not commenting in your post. This technique is not always my first choice. It is applied when making collars and other tailoring stuff. It became hugely popular in the late 60s and early 70s and is now making a comeback. The edges flush against each other. For this we can use a single bias tape which is 1.5 inch wide ( total width). Jacquard is sturdy enough to do the job, and colorfast. Here is my project for display purposes only, of which I won’t talk much — just excuse the careless sewing. Start sewing on the fold, right before the first pin, carefully removing the pins … Soutache is a narrow, rounded braid with a center “ditch” for you to hide your attaching stitch in. I’ve tried sewing the end up like this before I sew the part leading up to it, as if it were a tiny foldover waistband. Sew4Home is dedicated to stylish home sewing – from bags to blankets, pillows to linens, aprons, gifts, accessories, and more. Press the seam towards the bias tape. Your local fabric store will have lots of themed and novelty trims. oh so easy… why did I not think of this rather than staring at it for half a day without any result. And, some vintage trims may not be color-fast. Right before you sew it onto your project, carefully remove the tape from the ends. To alleviate this irritation, this is what I did: Fold over the bias tape lengthwise, as usual, and press. To flawlessly add your bias tape to the hem, use a two-step sewing process. 2) Starting at the edge of the keyhole, stitch in the first fold of the bias tape to attach it to the fabric. The cotton on the left has a wonky slanted shape, but that’s ok for this sample (not doing haute couture). If the item you’re making will be washed at some point, you should pre-shrink (wash and dry) both your fabric and your trims. Ll see it everywhere been cut “ on the right today I ’ m realizing I... 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