I know that most of you out there have used bias tape for sewing, especially if you were/are a garment sewer. Well I have not really used it for anything.
As I mention on my last post, I was making pillow case dresses for a lady who will be going to Haiti in August. I have never made one so I looked it up on YouTube (what can you not find on YouTube). Where you cut out the arms, most of the videos have you folding under the arm curve. Well I am a terrible folder especially around curves, this was making me very frustrated. Then I saw a video using double fold bias tape. My world has open up to using this tape for many a project. I would never use it for a quilt, but for mini projects like mug rugs would be great to use it for.
This is what the bias tape look like.
Here are two of the dress I made. Not great photo’s , I don’t have any little girls to try them on and not the right hanger. I am just lazy.
I used fabric that I had in my stash, you only need about 1/2 yard or use a pillow case. I will have some better pictures this weekend, because some of the girls in the Bee also made some from pillow cases. Can’t wait to see how they turned out. I even use a French seam. I have used this seam only once when making a pillow case, put now I really understand how to use it. An old dog learning a old sewing technique.
The Slow Quilter (Felicia)