Tips for Cutting Bias Strips | VideoLearn a quick technique for creating consistently even strips in fabrics ranging from sheer tricot to corduroy.
Cutting bias strips is a task most sewers perform at some point during their sewing adventures, because bias strips are used frequently as edge finishes and for decorative purposes. Daryl Lancaster shows us where and when to use bias strips, such as on seam allowances, garment perimeters, and even to make custom closures.
Daryl demonstrates an efficient and speedy method for cutting bias strips, whether you’re using a lining fabric, a lightweight woven, or a sheer nylon tricot. Her approach makes it possible to cut consistent strips with a rotary cutter, even when working on a small, 12-inch by 18-inch cutting mat.
Finally, Daryl explains how to piece shorter strips to make a longer one. This is especially helpful if you are binding a full garment perimeter or a large project such as a quilt.
Threads Insider members can learn more about how to apply a narrow bias facing using bias strips, in “How to Sew a Bias Edge” by Susan Crane.