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Monday, July 22, 2013

Bias Tape–A Wonder



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.

Happy Quilting

The Slow Quilter (Felicia)


  1. These are very cute and look forward to seeing the rest.

  2. The fabric is perfect, you will make someone very very happy.

  3. Those are adorable! I used to use French seams on everything when I was sewing clothing.