Fab Fabrics: Hand Made Bias Tape

Hand Made Bias Tape

Store bought bias tape is usually not the most eco-friendly of products. Normally, it’s made of polyester, which is a petroleum product. Sometimes, though, you really need some bias tape to complete a project.

Fortunately, it’s not too hard to make your own!

When you’re doing it yourself, you have total control over the materials. Maybe you’d like to use vintage fabric or organic cotton. You can make it in solid colors or choose fun patterns! The possibilities are endless!

I ran across this video the other day from Erin Compton Design that illustrates a nifty trick for making a long, continuous piece of bias tape with much less effort than the traditional method. Check it:

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Pretty ingenious, right? It looks so much easier than sewing each strip together! From there, you could run your fabric through a bias tape machine or press the edges in and fold by hand.

Need a little more direction on how to turn that long strip of fabric into the bias tape you know and love? Over at Prudent Baby, Jaime shows you how to make bias tape both with or without a bias tape maker.

Do you guys use a lot of bias tape in your crafting? Does making your own seem like something you’d like to try? Tell us all about it in the comments!

[Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by splityarn]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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