Get Graphic with Bias Tape
Finishing edges with bias tape is not new, but using bias tape for bold and graphic accent has gathered interest recently, especially from innovative Japanese designers. Bias-tape lines can detail an edge, fall within the body of a garment, and follow a seam to highlight it. Varying fabrics and colors creates an exciting but simple way to embellish a garment. You can buy prepackaged poly/cotton single-fold bias tape in solid colors and prints. Striped and plaid motifs are particularly interesting when cut on the bias. If you want custom tape made with your own fabric, then a small tool called a bias tape maker does the trick. In this article from Threads #191 (June/July 2017), you’ll learn all you need to know about bias tape.
Video Extra: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron
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