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STEP 2: sew round the facet alongside the 1st fold line, preventing a number of inches from the overlap on both sides. STEP three: subscribe to the tape jointly on the overlap, leaving sufficient room to sew the tape to these final few inches. STEP four: Trim off the surplus and press the seam open. STEP five: end sewing the few inches you left open to accomplish the circle of sewing. STEP 6: Fold the tape over the uncooked side, folding the entire uncooked edges in the binding. Pin in position from front. STEP 7: Edgestitch alongside the fold from front, catching the opposite facet of the binding within the sewing. Designing With Bias Tape Bias tape is one in every of my favourite layout parts. It offers a neat end, however it can be used for ornamental impact. you can also make bias tape utilizing your major cloth for a refined, easy glance, otherwise you should buy or make bias tape in a contrasting colour. (If utilizing patterned materials, pick out very small-scale styles, so they’ll be noticeable on slender bindings. ) as well as binding edges, bias tape should be sandwiched right into a seam to create a flat kind of piping, or it may be stitched correct onto the skin of your garments! since it stretches and bends and curves, you should use it in unlimited how one can beautify the stuff you make. Making Bias Tape even though you should purchase ready-made bias tape, making your personal significantly raises the variety of materials, shades and styles you could comprise into your stitching. Making bias tape out of your garment cloth provide you with a very fresh end, otherwise you could make superbly patterned or contrasting tapes for nearly any undertaking. i like to recommend a small low-cost device referred to as a bias tape maker, which is available in diverse sizes and is helping you fold your edges completely. Use common materials, considering that they carry a crease good whilst pressed. STEP 1: minimize out a sq. of material. Fold it in part diagonally, from nook to nook, in order that it creases. reduce alongside the fold line. STEP 2: Lay the 2 items correct aspects jointly as proven, and pin. STEP three: stitch the 2 items jointly, as proven within the diagram, utilizing a 1⁄4" (6 mm) seam allowance. STEP four: Press the seam open. STEP five: With a ruler and tailor’s chalk, draw strains as proven at the fallacious facet, measuring so the width of every strip is two times the ultimate width of your binding. For 1⁄2" (1. three cm) binding, mark 1" (2. five cm) strips. STEP 6: Fold inward to create a rectangle, with the 1st line offset on both sides. STEP 7: Align the traces and, with correct aspects jointly, pin in position. discover that the strains are offset via one. you will discover the additional little bit of textile on the most sensible of the above photograph. STEP eight: sew with a 1⁄4" (6 mm) seam allowance and press open. STEP nine: start slicing at the first line and proceed slicing in a single lengthy non-stop strip. STEP 10: Feed the top via a bias tape maker and slowly pull the strip via, urgent the folds flat because the tape emerges. in case you don’t have a bias tape maker, you could simply fold the perimeters in to fulfill on the heart, and press. the unfairness tape maker easily folds it for you.