9 uses for bias tape
Bias tape is a sewing room staple but have you considered all the ways you can apply it to your project? We share 9 uses for bias tape.
1. Bindings and decorative edges
You might have seen bias tape used to finish the edges of quilts, baby bibs and placements. Choose a matching bias to blend in or a contrast for a pop!
We like this tutorial from American Patchwork and Quilting:
2. Use to replace a facing
Can't stand facings around a neckline or armhole? Simply switch it out for bias binding.
We like this blog post by Blueprints for Sewing:
3. Seam finishes
Bias tape is a great way to finish a seam and prevent fabric fraying and unravelling. It also creates a neat and couture looking finish on your garment.
We like this video tutorial by Nicole Gulliver:
4. Add a bias tape zipper
Want to add more of an accent with your zipper? Try a bias tape zipper! We like this video tutorial by Professor Pincushion:
5. Button loops
Using premade bias binding can be a speedy way to make button loops.
We like this blog post by Folkwear Patterns:
We love this method shared by Pattern Emporium on how to make decorative drawstrings with bias tape:
7. Decorative touches and applique
Bias tape can be sewn down onto a project and used as an applique. Create simple lines of tape or shape it to create intricate patterns.
Check out this blog post by Jillily Studio for some inspiration:
8. Make easy piping
A pre-made package of bias tape can be a great shortcut when creating your own piping.
This blog post shows you how:
9. Make Casings and Channels
Putting elastic or boning into a project? Or making a channel for a drawstring? Bias tape can help!
This video tutorial by Vintage to New shows you how you can use bias tape to make an elastic casing:
Which of these have you tried? Do you have an use that we missed? Tell us below!