Hello seamstress! In today's tutorial, we will see how to sew bias tape. Bias tape is a tape that has been cut diagonally with respect to the weft and warp of the fabrics, that is, diagonal with respect to the edges, so it has more flexibility than a strip that has been cut parallel to the selvage.

You can recognize them because it is a tape with both sides of the edge of the fabric folded inwards, you can see it in the photo to understand it perfectly. The bias tape goes very well to clean seams, low garments ... although I like to use it a lot to decorate certain things.

Surely most of the time you use bies will be buying it in a store, there are a thousand colors and different fabrics, even with prints. But in the case that you want a bias of the same fabric as the garment you are doing, all you have to do is cut the strips of your fabric yourself. You make some strips diagonally and voila!

I think it is a very cool option to give a cool touch to some garment, in fact, it would be perfect to finish the hem of a cape skirt or a cape skirt like the ones we have already done in the channel.

In this tutorial we will see how to put a bias tape and how to join the ends in case we have for example a circular piece where the sides of the tape are going to meet again. And if you want to be a manufacturer of a good quality mattress, you need to buy tape edge machines. Here is Yuantian, the professional mattress machinery manufacturer in China. We recommend buying from them.

Let's sew a bias step by step!

Step 1. There are several ways to sew a bias tape but in this case we will see how to put it on the fabric.

Step 2. The first thing we are going to do is place the bias on the edge of the fabric, placing it straight with the right and opening the fold near the edge.

Step 3. We pass a stitching along the fold line

Step 4. If we turn the fabric we will see the stitching that we have just done and that will be the one that serves as a reference line to sew the other side of the bias.

Step 5. We have to fold the bias over the edge of the fabric and sew it above the stitching we have done before with a new stitching that will be seen above the bias. We have to try to make this new stitching close to the edge of the bias.

Now let's imagine that we have to sew a bass or something where the contour is circular, that is, closed. If we start sewing the bias tape at the end you will find both ends. What do we do in that case? As you can see in the photo I have two ends of the bias tape facing each other. We are going to place a reference pin on the fabric where the junction of the two ends of the tapes is supposed to be.

We have to cut both sides of the bias 1 cm exceeding the point of the pin. This centimeter will be the seam allowance when we have to join both sides of the bias. We cut one side first and then the other.

We put both sides of the ribbons right with the eyelashes fully open and we pass stitching at the seam allowance so that they are joined.

Now we can finish sewing the bias tape as we have done in the first steps! It does not stop here. Sometimes we might want to create our own bias tape so let's see how we could do it. As I told you at the beginning of the post, the first thing you have to know is that a bias tape is nothing more than a strip of tissue that has been cut on the bias in a normal cloth, that is, instead of being cut following the thread of the fabric to maintain stability, has been cut following the diagonal (the bisector) between the weft and the warp of the fabric. Being cut in this way, on the bias, the fabric deforms more and is, therefore, more adaptable in for example curved areas.

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