Creating Perfect Bias Fabric Loops
A student of mine was working on a lovely Marfy pattern the other day. She was making a brocade coat dress, and it opened down the center front. While the pattern illustration showed buttonholes and buttons, we decided that loops and buttons would be a cleaner alternative.
Here are a few samples to show you what we did:
We started with strips of bias-cut fabric, making a sample or two to determine just how narrow we wanted the finished loops to be.
The strips are carefully folded and pinned to maintain their bias, then machine stitched. While much of the seam allowance is cut off, I like to start with reasonably wide strips - I have more fabric to grip and manipulate as I prepare them.