Hello again! I must admit I’ve been rather enthralled with my charcoal work that I’ve been laxing on the other things like my sewing! I’ll get back into the swing of things but for sure I will be posting every Tuesday and Thursday from now on!
Anyways, thank you for tuning in! I’m making a little tutorial on making bias tape for those who are curious. Just a little heads up bias tape is used for a TON of things so this is really useful! From finishing hems, to securing some seams, to making your own piping! It’s glorious!
I’m making mine out of muslin because I’m making the hoop skirt out of muslin as well but you can use anything that doesn’t have much stretch!
This is easier to do with a clear ruler. You can see that 45 degree angle a lot easier. You’ll need that.
Find the 45 degree angle and match it up to the fabric and start making your lines.
Keep going according to how much you think you’ll need. Remember you can always make more!
Also, make sure to open up your fabric up all the way. everything has to be a straight line. You’ll figure that out in a second.
Now I didn’t get an awesome picture of this but once you have drawn out all of your lines you are going to want to fold your fabric back in half, and then merge your lines together one line down from where they started from and pin them together like so.
Then just sew straight across the seam!
Now here comes the fun part! Start cutting right on the line! If you did it right, it will be just one big spiral!
And there you have it! Lots and lots of bias tape on the quick and on the go!
Thanks for tuning in! On Thursday I’ll have a starting point to putting the hoop skirt together as well, so I am looking forward to that 🙂
Hope everyone has a great day!