Stretch the edge to make sure it is the bias … Yeah, well, I go make some bias tape right now…. And there you go…..your pins should all be in place. It doesn’t really matter if you mark on the front or back of the fabric…..because you’ll cut along the lines and you’ll probably be folding them under to make bias tape. Let’s talk for a second about Bias Tape. 3. Move the top edge of the left side up ¼” so that the left sides top edge is slightly off with the line of the right side. NOTE: We’re using a plain fabric and a permanent marker so you can clearly see the marking steps. This made it so much easier. You made it easy and while it all helped, the simple x’s and o’s made it possible for me. Keep pulling until the lines have all shifted over one line….and re-aligned with the next line. I am re-embracing my sewing machine and trying to make a skirt… I would like to add piping so this tutorial and your piping one are great! The bias grain runs on a 45º angle to the selvages. Looking forward to making strips out of my fabric scraps. Starting the cut from the right edge of the shirt down to the folded side. If not…..let me explain briefly what it is. I got so excited when I realized what this was about! Now I understand. Carefully place the “B” triangle to one side. Thank you very much. So glad you were taking care of those long necks! Once you have it all cut in a continuous loop, use a bias tape maker to complete the process. 8 will definitely give this a try!!! I haven’t tried yet but just wanted to thank you for clear instructions. Cameron, I am new to quilting and this is such a great help , thank you so much for sharing. Then do the same offsetting trick as above, so that the lines you drew on the fabric form a “spring” in 3D space. Sew strips together on the marked line, middle illustration. Honestly, I very, very kind of ” is this magic or what? Thank you so much far the clear instructions and the well laid out pictures that made this so much easier to understand. Now I try this, have some calculation to do carefully, but I guess later we can do easily. You'll be convinced! Bias binding, which is traditionally cut at a 45˚angle, is stronger and more durable than straight grain binding, and is pliable (due to the stretch of the bias), allowing it to go more smoothly around all kinds of shapes – especially curves. Perfect! As a comparison, a 14 inch square of fabric produces about 94 inches of 2-inch wide Bias Tape and a 20 inch square produces about 191 inches of 2-inch wide Bias Tape. I’m so glad it helped and actually made sense! I used your idea for making bias but needed it on a much larger scale. Ashley, I have never seen this before. However, you did not leave anything to guess. Good luck….you’ll love making this. Thank you! You’ll need a 14 1/2 inch square —– to make approximately 94 inches of a 2 inch wide bias strip. You’ll need a 8 1/2 inch square—– to make approximately 29 inches of a 2 inch wide bias strip. Thank you for posting such great ideas and easy to follow instructions! I hate sewing all those strips together. We need a half yard of a 40" wide usable WOF to make the needed continuous bias binding. I’ve seen this explained several times, but this is by far the best tutorial! Depending on if you fabric stretched while ironing or if your square measurement was a tiny bit off, you may have a little extra left over. Place the pieces right sides together, aligning the … You will notice that the lines are going in different directions, and you want them to intersect 1/4 inches down from the fabric edge. Turn right side facing up…..and you can see you have a nice parallelogram. This is perfect if you just need a little bit but don’t want to make a 29 inch diagonal cut into your precious fabric! In the left column, "Cut Width of Binding Strips, find 1⅞". Today I want to show you my favorite way of making continuous bias binding. Thanks so much for the great instructions and pictures. That’s what you want. The edge that you just cut has four layers, and that is now the straight edge where you can start cutting strips. For each line drawn you will produce 2 bias strips about 65-70" long. So if I start with a 54″ square, and want 2″ wide strips, how many inches will I end up with? You, madam, are a genius! Along the bottom of the parallelogram, number your lines: 1, 2, 3, etc. thank you. It gives you all the handy formulas, tips, and techniques for the four key steps outlined in its title, discusses single fold versus double fold, and lists the tools to have on hand. Thank you for this post!!! Ups sorry did that twice by mistake , meant to comment I totally agree with what you wrote Athena. Here’s how to make continuous binding using a square of fabric sewn with 2 simple seams: First, decide how long of a 2 inch wide bias cut strip you need. Just lately I have tried from another tute I had found but just couldn’t get it right. Thank you for the tutorial! Cool, right? very very much..i’m italian..my english not perfect..excuse me.. cristina. My only concern is just how many seams are going to be in it because of the seam between the two triangles in addition to all the ones between the strips. That made it really easy to see that the lines were matching. I have made bias tape in the past, but needed a formula for tape wider that 2 inches. It really helped me to get the diagonal lines intersecting correctly and then I just stitched over it. I have looked at so many tutorials on making continuous bias strips. Continue marking the strips until you reach the top right corner on the other end of the fabric. Good tutorial however – thanks. Step 5. I’m most excited that I don’t use so much fabric anymore. ***Also, I’m sure there’s a much more mathematical way to figure out the exact length of Bias Tape that a particular square of fabric would produce (other than just measuring it, like I did)….but that hurts my head. It is generally used around edges of blankets, hot pads, neck lines, and so many more projects. Thank you so much for the amazing high quality of what you’ve done. My brain says sew it, but the tutorial doesn’t. Yep, just a simple seam and then iron it open like the picture. I’ve never tried bias tape but I think now I will thanks to this tutorial! I’ve been avidly reading your blog while making newborn projects so also wanted to thank you for all your posts! I have made my own bias tape in the past but really resent how wasteful the techniques i learned are. I think because otherwise it wouldn't be 45 degrees. *The mathematical formula for this is: Multiply the number of inches around the quilt (the perimeter) by the width of your bias binding strips. it really is a cool technique! I was actually directed to another website but found your when I searched Google for it. The best way to understand it is to just show you. (In fact, if you type “Bias Tape” into my search bar up in the upper right hand corner, a bunch of project will pop up that I have created using Bias Tape.). Thanks so much for sharing! In combination with these “Printable Bias Tape Makers”, 1/2″ wide single fold bias tape https://scientificseamstress.blogspot.fi/2011/10/printable-bias-tape-maker.html, 1″ wide single-fold bias tape maker https://scientificseamstress.blogspot.fi/2011/11/double-or-nothing.html. So glad this was helpful! When I started reading your tutorial, I thought I can do this! This is fantastic and worked very well for me. I now feel confident that I can successfully create continuous strips of bias tape! Thanks again! I make large quilts so no more tiny seams for me, virtual hug. I am not afraid to try now!!!! If you have excess width at the end that does not equal the cut width of your. The 1/4 inch thing messed me up the first time I tried (following a different tutorial). I think that’s what messes most people up…..that 1/4 inch thing. Just be sure that the final line intersects with the edge of the fabric, 1/4 inch down from the top edge…..just the same way as the others. Then, fold the two longer tips back into towards the center, creating a square shape. and a huge bonus to no t have to use so much fabric! Hey, Ashley, this is fabulous. I did it and it works great! UGH! I think the 2nd seam is missing from this explanation! Move the cut triangle to the right of the rectangle, positioning it as shown below. I have seen similar ones and never felt I quite got the concept on how to do it. Our custom S4H patterns appeal to all levels of sewers with easy to understand instructions and gorgeous photography. Well, you actually don’t want them to. Ashley, Thank you sew very much for posting this amazing tutorial! First, decide how long of a 2 inch wide bias cut strip you need. Since there is no formula to predict amount, I used a 30″-square and the tape is 2 12″ wide. this is great!!! Now I’ll have to make another quilt to use the extra 140″. When you have an exposed raw edge, for instance, around the edge of a quilt, you need to finish it in some way. It’s hard to see in the image above…..but the marks are there. This is a very clever idea! Thanks for this tutorial – I always found making bias binding a chore but this was super simple and fast! Bias Tape is strips of fabric cut on the bias (diagonally cut across the grain of the fabric). Make Continuous Bias Strip Step 1) Place your fabric on your cutting table wrong-side up. Ever. Your tute is excellent, thank you! Now I understand about the 1/4 seaming. Add me to the list of people who have seen this explained numerous times and not totally understood. Dec 1, 2015 - Cut a CONTINUOUS strip of BIAS TAPE (from one small square of fabric)....a quick way to cut up some bias tape, without wasting fabric! Whoopsies… won’t make that mistake again! I read thru it once and then took the plunge! (Need help cutting your fabric perfectly straight??). Thank you for the comprehensive tutorial! Now that you know how to make your own bias tape without a bias maker and how to create miles of continuous bias binding it’s time to learn how to calculate how much fabric you need to make a certain amount of bias tape and also how much bias binding your fabric will make. :) The multiplying by 0.9 at the end is basically to account for seam allowances and the triangle shape at the end of the tape that can’t be used. Learning new and interesting techniques is one of the best ways to build upon your current knowledge. This is so great. And since bias tape stretches, that number may vary as you’re measuring anyway. However, YOU should use a fabric pen or pencil that can be easily removed. I need one 30″ piece of bias tape and since it is to finish a neck I don’t wish to have seams (added bulk creating bumps) … Couldn’t do it with this technique. Next take a t-square or yardstick and using pencil or pen mark the cutting lines. Thank you! Fold triangle in half. Now, you are trying to keep the drawn pen line from the front layer of fabric together with the pen line on the back layer of fabric …..but don’t try and line them up exactly. Mark the bias strips all along the width. 2. Plus, using the ruler as your guide when you cut the fabric helps you get a nice straight line. Super cool. Thanks for the tutorial with easy to understand instructions and pictures!! Ah ha…. I tried last weekend and somehow screwed it up, but attempt number two with your instructions worked like a charm. I always appreciate your thorough explanations, Ashley. This is necessary in order to cut strips in one piece all the way through. The bars are made from metal or heat-resistant plastic and are usually available in a pack of different widths. It’s one of those “two birds with one stone” techniques. And yes, you’ll have seams connecting fabric pieces together…..but they attached at a diagonal (which is the best way to attach bias strips) and they’re already all ironed flat, since you did that earlier. Marvelous! Binding, whether straight or bias, is ideal for covering the raw edges while creating a decorative finish at the same time. Awesome tutorial. Cameron, Hahaha…….how cute are you! Not only is it easier, but WAY more durable on a quilt! Sew the second seam using a ¼” seam allowance and press the seam open. Open it up and press the seam allowance open. You are crazy! So annoying. One end would not meet but that is ok. Thank you Ashley! Thank you, again, so much. I even made a few and they always turned out wonky. This is so cool. Attach the triangle to the large piece. But after you have made this a time or two (and wrap your brain around how it works), you will whip bias tape out in minutes. The offset tube of fabric is sewn and ready to be cut into one continuous strip for bias binding Step 8 Using the rotary cutter and a ruler, it’s time to continue cutting on that 6″ cut that was made in Step Five. Not sure if anyone else figured it out for you already, but you were wondering if there is a mathmatical way to figure out the length of bias tape you will get from a given sized square. Cut the square in half diagonally to form two triangles. We have two great how-to articles on binding in general: Bias Binding: Figuring Yardage, Cutting, Making and Attaching and A Complete Step-by-Step for Binding Quilts & Throws. Moving to the right, we see that a 1/4 yard yields 168"—not enough. For example, if you want to make 4 inch wide cut strips (that will create 1 inch wide Double Fold Bias tape)….you’ll need to cut a square that’s in multiples of 4’s, plus a 1/2 inch added on for a seam allowance. Press the seam allowance open. :) Ashley. But check each one, just to be sure. How to make bias strips with a bias maker. You may also want to show how you can do this with yardage! The photo above features a couple of our important furry friends who like to help out in the studio, especially when the testing of soft blankets and pillows is needed. I have bookmarked you! First time!!! Working from left to right, mark the pre-determined width of your. It will go a looooong way, thank you! Once you have the first pin in place, the rest of the lines should be easy to pin. You did the single best tutorial I’ve ever seen on this method. Thanks, Toni. Before you actually cut your square, you should determine if you need to, If calculating your yardage is overwhelming, there are charts available online (search “, Look for sale and clearance fabrics that would make great, If your project has more than one layer, again like a quilt, before attaching the, If your tube is wide enough, you can insert a small. Londa demonstrates how to fold fabric to cut the longest possible bias strips of any width. Thank you for the clear concise directions as I was successful and the bag looks great! It will feel a bit awkward since the fabric is shifted and cut at angles…but do your best to line up these edges with each other. In this photo, I have rotated the fabric so the bulk of the rectangle is off to the right. Thank you. This meant I could cut out the bits of binding that were a bit wonky. This method will make cutting bias tape so much easier and just as I am in the midst of quilting Christmas gifts. Its my go-to for all things sewing! Sample Creation and Instructional Outline: Jodi Kelly. Click hereto download a chart of the amount of continuous binding you can cut from various size squares. And because it’s cut on the bias, it’s a bit stretchier and more flexible. I am so technically challenged but I think I can do this. Cut into strips. Thank you for sharing your talent and experience. I will try this, as in now! I had to read the matching at the 1/4″ mark at least 15 times and finally just did it, it was slightly off but still works, next time will be a snap! This has so many, and they go in different directions within 2 inches of each other! The pictures and downloads are fantastic! Depending on the width you want your bias is the width of the strips you are going to markdown. Insecurities aside, I did as you said and it is perfect! Ooooh, today I have a sewing tip for you……and it’s pretty darn cool! Using a see-through ruler and a rotary cutter, cut along the diagonal crease line. Enter your email address below to subscribe to the Sew4Home newsletter. Some of the things I knew intuitively from being a long time sewer. When commenting, your name will display but your email will not. Next: you draw lines parallel with the bias edge – at the desired distance (the width of your binding). I love making tape with this technique and yes your instructions are by far the clearest, so thank you! I already use the 12mm Prym tape maker for ironing the bias tape that I have made, plus the bias binding foot on my sewing machine, so this method of cutting longer strips is fantastic. ASHLEY YOU ARE SUCH A FAB TEACHER ! Just be sure that the layers of fabric are arranged so that both tips are hanging over the same amount. This trick just saved me a ton of fabric and heartache. Worked really well until I went to cut the strips from the tube…..I cut through the tube and ended up with a whole lot of little tubes! I managed to follow the directions just fine but must have turned the piece inside out at one stage… Ended up with seams not facing the same way after I cut it! Oh, you’re right!! Cut along the line/”spring” as usual. If you need something wider or more narrow, you’ll need to recalculate. Great tutorial!!!! Thanks. So, consider making a slightly bigger square if you’re worried about not having enough. Oh good……I’m so glad this cleared up the confusion. I spent 30+ years in technical writing/editing and your tutorial is is one of the finest combinations of elegant explanation and easily understood graphics I’ve seen, professional or otherwise. Thank you for the time you spend on this post. You’ll laugh at my measurements, though. That’s okay…..just trim it off. I love making tape with this technique, and yes, your instructions are the clearest, so thank you! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Happy sewing! Using a rotary cutter, cutting mat and acrylic ruler makes the process of cutting your bias strips quick and easy. For example if you want a 1/4 inch wide finish on your hem you want to cut 1 inch wide strips. Continue to draw the lines all the way across your fabric until you reach the other side. I was sooo sure I was doing it wrong but…. I’ll have to seam rip and resew. […] method of making continuous bias binding. Now, the cool thing is that the line will now continue around, and around, and around……..and will result with one continuous long strip of fabric. You have the absolute BEST tutorials! To test your fabric placement, place a pin 1/4 inch down from the edge and take a peek from the other side of the fabric. Thank you so much for sharing. And you can make Bias Tape with the smallest bits of fabric. Carefully bring your fabric to your sewing machine. And once you do that, the spot where the lines end on the very edge of the fabric, won’t line up with each other. (Remember, for 3/8″ bias binding you’ll want to cut the strips 1 1/2″ wide.) So easy! I will want to thank you for the excellent explication you did for the biais, I learn this a long long time ago but I loose the information, but now I’m very please to see your site so Thank you again from Québec Canada, Thank you for this tutorial. Mark the selvage edge (s) on the back of your fabric (I used a series of “x”s) then trim off the selvage. One last step before we can sew these edges together. I LOVE this! This time I followed yours, but I did one extra step. 3. DOH. this is so way cool!! Thanks for sharing. Cut square of fabric Thank you so much for a very clear illustration and instruction. Once you have cut all the way around, you’ll have a strip of continuous bias binding made by just sewing two seams together! I’ll give it a try today. When you reach an end, the very last line will intersect with the edge of the fabric. This is a WONDERFUL tutorial! Thanks! Awwwwww, thanks so much! This looks so cool! I have never seen this technique before. I did this today, but I instantly regretted it! Try the 'Making Scrappy Bias Binding' section down below. That’s because you let the lines intersect 1/4 inch down from the top edge. Does that sound correct? Whew! Enter your email address below to subscribe to the Sew4Home newsletter. This is saving me a good bit of money on several projects and making them so much nicer with matching binding.? How big did you cut your square? The result was perfect! We have a new grand daughter I’m getting to sew for and I will be using tons of bias tape! !” right now. It has the most stretch, so it distorts easily. I’ve been confused about which side to mark after cutting the diagonal, and then matched the drawn lines at the 1/4 inch mark. I have looked at diagrams of this method SEVERAL times and have always been to directionally challenged to figure it out! No one had mentioned the lines crossing 1/4 inch from the edge. If you try and line up the lines along the very top edge of the fabric (and not 1/4 inch down), and then sew it together, it will look like this….and your lines won’t be lined up. This is the size of the square you need to cut for bias binding. This looks very clear now. I shall share this in the UK with fellow stitchers! :) Thanks, great tutorial. *Sew4Home reserves the right to restrict comments that don’t relate to the article, contain profanity, personal attacks or promote personal or other business. This is my first time making bias tape. I want to go try this right now! I now have wasted my fabric, a long strip of fabric with a million seams in it! I love making my own bias tape and the worst part is sewing all those tiny pieces together. Read on to find out more about the entire team and the philosophy behind our inspiring sewing tutorials – each designed to result in items you’ll be proud to keep, display, and use; give as gifts; or even sell. 2. I totally hate wrecking fabric to make bias tape. I LOVE YOU! Using a bias bar helps to turn bias-cut strips into a neat tubular form, which is really useful for appliqué, particularly for flower stems and narrow shapes that need to curve smoothly. Unless you’ve done it you don’t know what it takes. Great idea if you don’t mind shorter length pieces with seams, some with 2 intersecting seams. The fabric should still be. pinning in place as you go. Sorry, someone above just pointed that out…..it’s all fixed! Maybe there are some who have no clue what I’m talking about?? It doesn’t need to be perfect, but large creases can give your strips jagged, inconsistent edges. Oh my! Wow! I’m doing this today. (My lines are a little harder to see them because I drew them on the other side…..but you can still see them.) ***These instructions are for making 2 inch wide bias cut strips, which will result in 1/2 inch Double Fold Bias Tape. Thank you so much. I love your blog! Hahaha…..I knew some would think that! Thanks so much. Now, with RIGHT sides together, match up the two edges that have the X on them. I have often avoided making bias because of the fabric waste. Of course, as you cut, the strips will get continually shorter in length. This is suddenly completely clear to me so I’m off to try it now as I have 480 inches of bias tape to make for piping round my dining chair seat cushions . until all the lines are numbered. I was able to make 30 feet of bias! Bring the short diagonal edges together, forming a tube (Diagram III). I’m ready to go make some bias tape to use on my daughter’s summer wardrobe! If it’s flat, something is wrong. The other reason, is if you are using a stripe that isn’t printed on the bias, you might want to cut that stripe on the bias to give your quilt a fun, finished edge. Just discovered your site and it’s so useful! If you keep the sides even, you will see that the drawn lines actually line up with each other. (width of fabric x width of fabric / width of bias tape desired) x 0.9 = approximate length of bias tape produced. Thanks. I’ve made continuous bias tape a handful of times before and always need to read instructions. I guess you CAN teach an old dog a new trick!!!! Strips are cut 1⅞" wide. I need more than the 190″ you said we could get from a 14 1/2″-square making the tape 2″ wide. I am bookmarking this for EVER! Yep… start with zero along the top. Place triangle “B” on top of triangle “A” so they are right sides together and the bias cut edges form an “X” as shown in the photo below. My husband the math protégée did the numbers and we used a 26 inch square of material. When I made Dorothy’s costume from the wizard of Oz the instructions for this technique were in the pattern but nothing as clear or precise as your instructions and photos! However, it requires more fabric and is a little more challenging to make. This worked perfectly and it has totally rocked my world! 344! Draw a diagonal line across your square (front or back of fabric…doesn’t matter), just like below, from one corner to the opposite corner, using your ruler. It’s a little bit like the ancient art of origami. I did struggle with matching the lines because my fabric was very light. Before we get started……there are a lot of pictures below, to help illustrate how this works. AccuQuilt Strip Cutter Dies are the best way to give you perfect strips for bias binding. When you’re completely done pinning, your parallelogram should look like an odd shaped tube. I’ll toss another “thank-you” onto your growing pile! (We put a light behind our fabric in the photo below so you can see what we’re talking about.). I have never really figured out bias tape – and even when I tried, it was so annoying to piece everything together. Sew4Home is dedicated to stylish home sewing – from bags to blankets, pillows to linens, aprons, gifts, accessories, and more. See how the red arrows are now shifted over one line?? But once that clicks and you have it in your hands, it’s kind of amazing how it all works out. :). Step 4: You have (2) remaining triangles – one big and one little. (unless you want double fold bias binding in which case you multiply by six). Now, cut along the diagonal line you made. The Quilting Company has a nice size-of-square to bias-binding length conversion […], […] cut your bias strips by following the tutorial at makeit-loveit.com. And your explanations and pictures are very clear. A standard package of Bias Tape usually has 3 yards of length, which is 108 inches…….so a 14 inch square produces almost the same amount. Slip your hand through the "rib" so that it matches the picture above. Thanks so much! However, sometimes it take some time (and lots of wasted fabric) to make diagonal cuts into your fabric. First, a brief recap of why we use binding and the difference between straight and bias. Thank you so much. There are a few good tutorials online, including from Make It & Love It and Colette. Place your clear ruler across the shorter area of the rectangle so that it is about 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) from the edge. thank you!!! You can also do this with a rectangle! You explained every thought process that goes into doing this perfectly. Carefully flip over the “A” triangle so it is now right side up. thanks for this excellent tutorial – i am making my daughter a party dress in an unusual sort of pink/grey fabric which is really pretty but at the same time i can’t find anything that matches it colour wise – i need some bias tape for the armholes and was worried that it would look odd – now i know i can make my own in the very same fabric this will help me soooo much thank you! Brilliant! Shelley does a great job explaining the three ways you can cut bindings and the pros and cons of each. – hip roof barn, 5 Creative Uses for Bias Tape - The Cajun Girl, You’ll need a 14 1/2 inch square —– to make approximately, You’ll need a 20 1/2 inch square —– to make approximately. You did an incredible job. I now am ready to start making my own bias tapes! You just made continuous. Cut a square from your binding fabric on the straight grain. What I did to resolve that was to iron a 1/4″ fold on either end. This is an excellent tutorial. Best tutorial I have found so far! Open up the fabric and iron the seam open along the back. Spread your fabric on a hard surface, such as a table or gridded cutting board. I shall find a square of suitable fabric and give it a whirl. I learnt this version of bias binding many years ago but your photos and explanations make it even more accurate! Are cut 1⅞ '' ) and make your sewing life a lot 2 seams! 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