Sewaholic's 'Finishing of armholes with bias tape'
It makes a lot of sense to use tape cut on the bias because it smooths itself around curves a lot more than tape cut on the grain would ever do, even if you were to iron it to within an inch of its life - straight grain tape would still pucker and misbehave.
I bought this kind of bias tape in a few colours, the one that is folded in at both edges - and I never knew what to do with it because it seemed to me that you would want it folded over just once with the crease running down the very centre. I think I was thinking of using the tape as binding rather than as a facing. Aha!
This makes a lot more sense. Very glad I found this blog post.
|Jaycotts.co.uk is a good site to get your supplies from|
What kinds of projects have you used bias tape for? Do you use it like a facing (on the inside of the garment) or like binding (visible on the outside of the garment too).
Please post in the comments, and better yet! Why not do a short blog post about your project and show us how you used bias tape? We would love to see!
Let's bring this blog to life again - now that summer and the holidays are over.
Looking forward to hearing from you!