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How to sew on bias tape
Bias tape is such an easy way to add cute detail to any type of garment. I add it to so many of my sewing projects. It’s fun to add just that little pop of detail, or to finish off raw seams for hems. So today I’ll be showing you how to finish off a raw seam by adding bias tape to raw edges.

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  • How to sew a binding. Diy: Bias Tape - Step 1
    Step 1

    First measure out the length of the edge that you will be placing the bias tape around.

  • How to sew a binding. Diy: Bias Tape - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark and cut the length of the bias tape adding 1inch to the length (the extra inch is added because you will be sewing the bias tape together).

  • How to sew a binding. Diy: Bias Tape - Step 3
    Step 3

    With right sides together (this means the right sides of the fabric will be facing each other) sew the bias tape along the 4/8s seam gage line on your sewing machine as a guidance.

  • How to sew a binding. Diy: Bias Tape - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using an iron press the seam open and then refold close and press again.

  • Step 5

    Open up the bias tape and align the raw edge of the garment with the middle fold of the bias tape. Pin in place. Do this until the entire edge is pinned.

  • How to sew a binding. Diy: Bias Tape - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the top of the bias tape over the raw edge so that the bias tape encases the raw edges. Pin in place. Do this until the entire edge is pinned in place.

  • How to sew a binding. Diy: Bias Tape - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once everything is pinned in place sew the piping using the longest stitch setting on your sewing machine. Taking the pins out as you go along, sew close to the edge of the bias tape. This is the trickiest part, so go slow and take your time.

  • How to sew a binding. Diy: Bias Tape - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once sewn, press the bias tape down and voilà! You’re finished!

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
The top is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Do you use a special foot for it? I've heard that they are really useful but I can't figure out how they work!
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