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Bias tape

Francesca

Re: Bias tape
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2017, 09:25:28 AM »
I just made bias tape last night to do a bias faced hem on a shirt. I used my new bias tape maker and oh my god, it's a life changer. I don't know why I always poo-pooed them before. It literally took me a tenth of the time to make beautiful, tiny, narrow double fold!

b15erk

Re: Bias tape
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2017, 09:42:55 AM »
Fran, are we talking an electric bias maker here?  or one of those metal tube thingies?

I quite fancy an electric one.... wonder if OH is listening.....

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Francesca

Re: Bias tape
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2017, 10:51:14 AM »
Metal tubey things. There's an electric one?!

b15erk

Re: Bias tape
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2017, 11:13:32 AM »
Oh Yes Fran, there is indeed!  I forget the make, but I remember someone on the old forum (maybe Esseesee?) who bought one, and thought it wonderful.

Maybe I'll look into it again, but it comes down to how much binding do I use?  Maybe it should go on the Amazon Wish List for Christmas?

Hopefully someone will come along who knows details of such a thing?

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


b15erk

Re: Bias tape
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2017, 11:19:37 AM »
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.