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Cut a CONTINUOUS strip of BIAS TAPE (from one square of fabric)

Cut a CONTINUOUS strip of BIAS TAPE (from one square of fabric)

 

Ooooh, today I have a sewing tip for you……and it’s pretty darn cool!  Also, it’ll save you some money (less fabric waste) and make your sewing life a lot easier.

 

Let’s talk for a second about Bias Tape.  Have you used it much?  Or at all?  If not…..let me explain briefly what it is.  Bias Tape is strips of fabric cut on the bias (diagonally cut across the grain of the fabric).  And because it’s cut on the bias, it’s a bit stretchier and more flexible.  It is generally used around edges of blankets, hot pads, neck lines, and so many more projects. (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.)

 

You can buy Bias Tape…..but if you want something in a color other than the standard colors they manufacture, you can easily make it.  However, sometimes it take some time (and lots of wasted fabric) to make diagonal cuts into your fabric.  But let me show you the coolest trick……by cutting it from one single square of fabric, all connected as one continuous strip of Bias Tape.

 

How to make one CONTINUOUS strip of BIAS TAPE (from one square of fabric) | via Make It and Love It

 

 

All you have to sew is 2 seams…..and then you start cutting around and around, resulting in piles of Bias Tape.