Friday, August 10, 2012

Bias tape question


Lately I have been finding a lot of bias tape in the thrift stores.  I really like the rayon tape and know what to do with it.  Usually included in the bag is some bias tape that is not rayon and is labeled double fold - see bottom picture.  I don't know what this stuff is for and I don't have any creative ideas as to how to use it.  Can anyone make some suggestions for me?

2 comments:

playfulstitching said...

Often bias tape is used for binding edges. Because it is cut on the bias, it stretches and curves easily. You could also use it as appliqued lines such as vines and stems or branches.

Suztats said...

You can rusch it and add beads in a line or bunches to create a fabric ribbon applique for a seam treatment. Tie it in a bow for a ribbon, edge a piece of fabric or lace, sew the strips together to make different fabric swatches, gather it into a circle to create flowers, tie packages with it, make streamers with it, tie back long hair with it and add bits for dangles, tie back curtains with it after you add bead clusters to the ends, create hangers with it for stockings, stitch it onto fabric in a swirly pattern for an added design.........