How Do You Make Bias Tape Strips?

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How Do You Make Bias Tape Strips?

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If you need to finish an edge of a garment that is a basic color, you can buy ready-made tape. However, if you want to give your garment a designer edge finish, you can create your own bias tape from fabric that either matches or contrasts with the garment. While the process is not difficult, it does take a bit of time. Decide whether you want single fold tape or double fold tape, then get started creating this unique trim. Choose a fabric for your bias tape that has a grain that runs straight and true. Prewash the fabric and dry it using the same temperature settings as you would the garment’s fabric. When the fabric is dry, straighten the edges so you can use them as a marking guide. Decide if you are going to make single fold tape or double fold tape. You need to cut single fold tape twice the desired finished width. Cut double fold tape four times the finished width. In most instances, you should cut single fold tape 2 inches wide and double fold strips 4 inches wide. Since this is

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