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Single Fold Bias Tape

Single Fold Bias Tape

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

What is bias tape:

Bias tape is strips of fabric that has been cut on the bias of fabric. Packaged bias tape may be purchased in various widths, in single fold and double fold forms.

Where to use Bias tape:


Bias tape can be used on almost any raw edge of fabric. it is perfect for a decorative finish on a curved edge.
It is used in many quilting techniques and sewing projects.

Why use bias tape:


Bias tape will "bend" to a curved edge that a straight grain strip will not curve to without kinks and warping.

How to sew single fold bias tape:


Single fold bias tape may be sewn down in the form it came out of the package, using a straight stitch or a decorative stitch. To have stitching on just one edge of the single fold bias tape, place the correct side of the bias tape on the correct side of the fabric, open one edge of the tape and stitch in the fold line of the bias tape. Press and turn to have the correct side of the bias tape showing on the correct side of the fabric.

How to sew double fold bias tape:


To sew double sided bias tape, open the bias tape and place the correct side of the tape to the correct side of the fabric. open one edge of the bias tape to align the fold with the seam line. Stitch in the fold line of the bias tape. Press to the finished location of the bias tape and top stitch it in place.

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