how much bias tape from 1 yard fabric

Hi Dana, This has to be the BEST tutorial on bias tape I have ever read…you helped me to understand this “abyss” in such a way that I am now on board with it…you are awesome! Haven’t seen them separately without the machine?…….The ones you use manually, like yours? The double-folded is like what you made–bias strip folded in half to mark the middle, the edges folded in almost to the middle fold–one side folded in just a little less so when folded the edges are a few threads away from meeting. My. I’ve been sewing for over 20 years and have made lots of bias tape, which would take forever! Looking at a rectangle of fabric, one edge is the Cut Edge (where it was cut from the big bolt at the fabric shop). Hi Dana, Thanks for the great tutorial, you definitely simplified this for me. // Leaf Group Lifestyle, Fiber Images: How-To Make Yards and Yards of Bias Tape, Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild: Instructions for Creating Continuous Bias Tape. I loved using the little binding gizmo and my binding tape is sooooo pretty!!! Thank-you soo much. * Piping (sometimes called Welt Cord) is made by sewing rope-like cord inside of bias-cut strips (similar to making bias tape). Just snip off those fabric edges and you’re set! Binding tape made from bias-cut fabric eases and forms around curves easier than strips that are cut from the grain line. My purchased single fold tape is a strip folded in half with very narrow folded under edges just so you don’t have raw edges. Just eyeball as best as you can (the strips end up overhanging about 1/2 inch). But now, I have you to be thankful for. But today, I actually knew what the stuff was. I sure do love this tutorial & can’t wait to make my own bias tapes. So I made about 11 yards of 1/2″ double fold bias tape for $4.25. For example, if you are cutting 2-inch strips from 1,056 square inches of fabric, you will cut 528 inches of strips. As a comparison, a 14 inch square of fabric produces about 94 inches of 2-inch wide Bias Tape and a 20 inch square produces about 191 inches of 2-inch wide Bias Tape. Of course all things can be done the old-fashioned way and you can slowly iron the fabric edges over little by little. using your tutorial I was able to understand and make my own bias tape! I just a sewing machine and want to learn how to quilt. Let’s talk about it! Turn your triangles so they look like those in the picture in step 3. (3) Then divide the squares inches by the desired width of the bias strip. It’s used as a trim on clothing and for home decor projects. Note that the fold is actually slightly off-center, so that one side is wider than the other, by a fraction. To figure how much bias tape you will get out of a piece of fabric: (1) Measure your piece of fabric that you are going to be cutting your bias strips from. I’ve just come back to this after a bit of a bias failure – I knew you’d set me straight! Hi Dana, G’Day from Australia. Thanks for joining the party! From an 18'' square of fabric (cut from a fat quarter), you can get almost 3 1/2 yards of bias tape that is 2 1/4'' wide (my current preference) or 4 yards if you cut it 2'' wide. I can not thank you enough for this well explained toturial! Cut strips of fabric. Strips are cut 1⅞" wide. You will see that it really does not take that much fabric. Step 1 : [ I will show most of the steps with this white fabric because it photographs better than the navy ] Make sure the edges of your fat quarter are squared off. That’s the only step I’m having a hard time understanding. I love following you! Multiply this answer by the width of your binding strips (generally 2.5 inches) to find the total number of fabric inches you will need to purchase of binding fabric. And I live in the hot city of Austin, TX with my husband Casey and our 3 kids. Mary, Thanks for such a great tutorial on bias making, i’ve done this before but I love that you’ve shown clear pictures of the process. Bias tape makes so much more sense to me now! Gather your fabrics. ; ) Today you taught me how to make my own bias tape. It’s normally used for trim, casings and narrow facings. Thank you, thank you , thank you ! And now that we know what it looks like….what is it? For example, if you have 528 inches of strips, you will cut 14 2/3 yards of bias strips. I know with satin georgette and chiffon that you can’t fold the fabric when cutting because there is no guarantee that the fabric won’t shift when cutting. Hem tape is a way of hemming your clothes without the use of needles and threads. It came out great, and so much more fun than the solid store-bought stuff. * Fabrics with small prints work best since a large print won’t be very obvious on a skinny bias tape. I cannot find any information on how to join together single or double fold packages of wrights bias tape to make a longer piece of binding. If you’re having a hard time getting it out the other end, use a seam ripper or other small object to stick down inside the maker and pull it along. Somehow fabric becomes prettier in bias tape! Bias tape comes in Single Fold or Double fold. It’s so much more fun to sew up a project with a stash of unique trims on-hand. It’s even cheaper than the pre-packaged stuff (which is typically 3 yards in length). Some people find this part tedious but I think it comes together fairly quickly and seems easiest to me, compared to other methods. But for $3-$15, you can buy niffy tools that simplify the process. Fabric is measured in standard fractions of eighths, quarters, thirds and halves, so 16 inches is 0.44 yards. Thank You! Well, if you’ve tried to ease woven fabric around a curve or created a casing around an armhole, you know that it’s hard to do. Bias tape makes a wonderful Quilt Binding (Faux Chenille Blanket). Thank you for the tutorial! Pls I have a question based on the bias making, I don’t have the bias tape maker, rotary cutter, quilting ruler & cutting mat, can I make a bias without these tools? I love the red striped one! Most likely, the majority of projects you make will require ½ to 1 yard of fabric for the bias strips. LOVE IT. Bias Binding Calculations: Bias strips are cut on the diagonal from a square or rectangular piece of fabric (see diagrams to the right). Do you have any suggestions? Yay! Thank you again so very much for the inspiration today…and for many days to come! We’ll show you the simple, cheating method and the proper, never-fail method. Let’s go back to that aisle in the fabric shop…. -Linda. , Pingback: DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration. No fun. Hi Dana, Is linen as appropriate fabric to make biased binding out of?? Total deal. Making bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric: http://sewingmamaraeanna.blogspot.com/2012/06/sewing-technique-tip-bias-tape.html, http://sisterscommonthread.com/products.html, http://www.madeeveryday.com/2008/07/technique-understanding-bias-and-making-bias-tape.html, http://lyndiprojects.blogspot.com/2014/06/colorful-bunting-for-backyard-bash.html, http://www.madeeveryday.com/2014/03/made-everyday-episode-how-to-make-and-understand-bias-tape.html, Diaper Covers + FREE Pattern – MADE EVERYDAY, Watermelon Potholder DIY – A Beautiful Mess, DIY: How to Replace Lampshade Hardware Fittings | RV Inspiration, How to Sew a Bias Tape Surgical Face Mask with Flexible Nose | Sweet Red Poppy. I’m on the hunt for that red and white striped fabric you have, I love it and I need it! This makes it easier to sew with and decreases the chance of sewing on the top of the binding and somehow missing the back of the binding with your stitching. LOOKING FOR ADVICE. Very helpful. I am looking at some purchased single fold and double-fold bias tape. Great tutorial!! Pingback: Sew a PIPING POCKET – MADE EVERYDAY. I don’t have any good tips other than, keep working at it! Any suggestions on how to figure this out and make the process easier?! If you need a solid colored bias tape, the store bought stuff is convenient. But I’m getting ahead of myself. When you’re done, Tuck the end under and it will stay put. Your instructions are so clear I have subscribed to your blog and your YouTube channel too as I am just starting out sewing. As soon as I get a chance I will be doing this using your tutorial!! This is a piece of fabric that measures 1.25 yards (1.14 m) by 1.25 yards (1.14 m). Here’s to learning, and ironing, the hard way! Love your videos! Cut along that fold with a pair of scissors. What I read about in your tutorial is double-fold bias tape according to what I have in front of me. I love all the little things you showede. If you’d like to see more on bias tape, check out my video here: http://www.madeeveryday.com/2014/03/made-everyday-episode-how-to-make-and-understand-bias-tape.html. Thank you for this bias tape tutorial – it helped me make white bias tape to use in my colorful bunging! So, a 1-inch wide bias tape maker actually makes 1/2 inch wide double-fold bias tape. Using a rotary cutter, quilting ruler, and cutting mat, continue cutting 2-inch wide strips till you get to the end of your fabric. Fold the fabric just as we did in the original directions so you can cut more layers at once, from the bias cut edge. I have made binding for quilts for years but never did double fold. And if you’re a real bias tape enthusiast, Simplicity sells an electronic bias tape maker!…but I’ll tell you about that next month. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Now we’ll sew all the strips together. I feel like your blog has opened my eyes to a whole other world of sewing! Hi Caitlin, It’s harder to press Polyester than cotton. It can bind handles (Baby Basket), Carseat covers and canopies, It neatly finishes-off raw edges (semi-homemade cover), and makes a simple girl’s summer shirt (summer vacation dress pattern). Like this: Now I know your instinct is to line them up flush with each other but in a moment I’ll show you why that doesn’t work. Thank you:), Dana, your tutorial is absolutely AWESOME!!! Try to be exact but don’t stress over it. Where can I buy the the bias tape maker? I have added it to my favourites. I am going to pin it for my future reference. This is so helpful. Very thorough tutorial with steps and “how to” complete task! Pingback: Diaper Covers + FREE Pattern – MADE EVERYDAY. Press the seams open and it is ready to put into the bias tape maker. I love your tutorial! It typically comes 1/2 inch and 1 inch wide–which is sometimes packaged as “quilt binding”. I only used a fat quarter to start, just in case I botched it up. Now don’t worry if your strips don’t line up exactly every time. For this bias tape I used 1/2 yard of Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane Wash Day Ticking in Dandelion. Strictly speaking, you don’t need any of them, they just help to make it faster and more precise. Thank you so much for this detailed tutorial and the wonderful photos. Once your strips are all sewn together it’s time to for the folding fun. Round the inches needed to be cut up to the nearest basic fraction of a yard. However, I think bias tape made from knit fabric would probably look nicer and feel softer. Even though I already know how to make bias binding this article makes me want to go to my sewing room and make some with some fun fabrics and look for a project to use it on. I was very useful. You will get about 9 yard of bias tape.-Sewing machine-Iron-Bias Tape Maker (Optional, but this tool is AWESOME! Thank you so much. For example, a 36-inch square baby quilt will need 1 yard of bias tape on each side, plus a little extra for overlap, or perhaps 4 1/2 yards of bias tape total. Not to mentuon that laptops with com port have powerful processors and they provide pretty much everything a desktop computer can offer. Thank you for this tutorial. But if you haven’t discovered already, it’s also very easy to make you own. I have never made bias tape but want to soon. Fold the tape in half, so that one side is just slightly wider than the other…about 1/16 of an inch….very small. Take Measurement Scale, fold 0.25 from both sides. If your fabric is not rectangular, you may need to divide it into two imaginary rectangles and measure each separately. Thanks! Find out the width of the fabric you plan to cut into bias tape. Thanks, Lindsay. Enjoy! For example, a 36-inch square baby quilt will need 1 yard of bias tape on each side, plus a little extra for overlap, or perhaps 4 1/2 yards of bias tape total. Of course PLEASE do a test first on a scrap piece to make sure the settings are proper and nothing is going to melt from too much heat! Okay, at this point, you’ve created single fold bias tape. I’m such a beginner but can’t wait to tackle this project one day! My awesome husband bought me a new cutting mat, rotary cutter, and some assorted rulers to go with i figured it would be a while before I was able to use them. Just discovered your website. If you will be cutting 4-inch strips, you would multiply 162 by 4 for a total of 648 square inches. Measure around this opening so you know exactly how wide your fabric strips need to be (2 inches for the 1-inch maker, and 3.75 for the 2-inch maker). I just wanted to point out that it is a good thing to have a gap between the folds, as shown in the tutorial. Pull the fabric through the bias tape make, pressing as you go. I’m over my fear of bias tape and ready to trim my daughter’s holiday dress. Hence Remaining main width would be 0.50 Inch. The background info is behind us now. We need a half yard of a 40" wide usable WOF to make the needed continuous bias binding. The 2-inch wide maker will make 1-inch wide double-fold tape, which is great as a quilt binding. You are the only site I have found that explains the method in an easy to understand way. Thanks again! It’s often used as a trim and sewn flat just as it is, such as parallel to a hem or with decorative stitching on the top. No big deal. The video was brilliant too. Fold your fabric to get a 45º angle like we did above and cut the edge with your scissors. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Thought you might like to know when someone uses your tutorial after all the hard work you put into it! I’ve just pinned it, so that I never lose it. Thank you! Your tutorial SO useful. In your photo marked (Bias Fold 45 degree angle) do you cut off the remaining fabric, the part that hangs below the newly formed triangle. I love to sew, make, and share. Thanks for this unbelievably thorough bias tape introduction and tutorial. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial! It is sometimes made from polyester satin and ranges from 1 to 2 inches wide. The adhesive on the hem tape, which is has two sides, gives a strong bond that lasts even through repeated laundering. Made my first “batch” of bias tape with no problem. Now to attempt to use it! * Single fold is flat, with single edges folded over. Thanks so much for your ever helpful info! The widest maker available in most shops is a 1-inch. Write down the length and width of your fabric. Okay, still with me? Love your work . The selvage is the lengthwise grain, while the cut edge (when it runs perpendicular to the selvage) is the crosswise grain. Bias Tape from 1 yard of fabric: Okay, as I mentioned above, it’s easiest to get long bias strips from 1/2 yard of fabric that is cut from 1 yard (so that you have more surface area length for each strip). How to Cut Any Material in One Long Strip, Copyright 2021 Leaf Group Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Multiply the total inches of bias strips needed by the width of the strips to determine the total square inches of fabric you will need. What the heck does “bias” mean? 36 inches x 36 inches = 1296 inches Step 2. I wasn’t able to understand anyone else’s tutorial for this. Thanks for your clear instructions and good pictures! This allows the tape to fold nicely in half, if that’s what you are doing, or to fold around whatever you are binding. Hi – Thanks for the inspiration and detailed instruction. And how can you make your own? EXAMPLE: Our 60" x 80" quilt needs 292" of a 1/4" finished binding. Step 1. Then, with your iron on the proper setting for your fabric type, iron down the folded fabric that comes out of the maker. This is awesome! Sure. Thank you for such an inclusive tutorial on making bias tape!! I’m going to have to dig through your site and see why one would even use single fold bias tape? It was very helpfull ♥ sunny greetings from south Spain Sylvia, http://hanna-herz.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/diy-bias-tape.html. Thank you! If that’s what you wanted, you’re done! Another reason: when you cut strips parallel to the grain line or selvage, the binding has a tendency to pucker and doesn’t always lay flat (I’ve tried it). Thank you so much for explaining it so well. I usually use a fat quarter of fabric, and from that I can get 4 yards of 1/2″ double fold tape or 8 yards of 1/2″ single fold. It makes a (2) 45 degree angles with the cut edge and the selvage. Thank you so much for your awesome tutorials, Dana!! I’ll show you the 1 yard method first. Give the perfect finished edge to any garment, craft project or home decorating accessory. When you get to a spot where two strips were sewn together, just keep pulling and ironing and you shouldn’t have any problems. Bias tape isn’t a total mystery to me, but there are some aspects I’ve always wondered about. Not nearly as painstaking as previously! Your tutorial makes it very easy to follow…. I see EVERYTHING and think ‘bias tape’ now! This is the beauty of woven textiles. You need each strip to over-hang a bit and make a 90 degree angle with each other. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a continuous bias tape by folding squares of fabric to make long strips. That may sound confusing. Have a nice day. Do you know how to do this please? Single fold bias tape. I don’t know if I’m just not bias tape savvy but I can’t for the life of me get it to work. Thank you! Keep going with this method till you get to the end of your strip. If the folds meet in the middle exactly when you make the first fold, they will scrunch up when you try to do the second fold. It’s fun to see the print in a different way. making bias tape with knits is a bit annoying. Just line it up with your presser foot each time. But for double-fold tape we need to iron it over one more time. Round 15.07 up to 16 inches. (but i am a sucker for red and stripes :)). The small handle on the maker will help you pull with one hand as you iron with the other. Oh my goodness this was sooo easy! Thanks so much for this Dana, I used this to make bias binding from half a yard of fabric! Here’s another look at it. Inside all those pretty packages are some interesting trims: * Bias tape usually comes in solid colors of polyester/cotton blended fabric, is 3 yards in length and varies in width and use. Small prints work best for bias tape since only about a 1/2" wide section of it shows up on your project. It’s as simple as that! If you’re like me, you’ve been using bias tape more often than you’ve realized! Every person who sews should be shown this tutorial. It can be purchased at any sewing store. You can watch a full video of this tutorial here, or just by pressing the play button below.  To apply, open one side and place raw edge flush with the raw edge of your project. ; ) Every time I finish something new, I can’t even explain the rush of excitement I feel for having made something original, something that is my very own and one-of-a-kind. You just have to keep playing with it, trying to get it to fold in. From half yard of fabric I made 288’’ bias tape (8 yards), 2½’’ wide, enough for binding a 70’’ square quilt. yea. It finishes at ½” and usually requires stitching along both edges… similar to applying ribbon. I plan on rereading this instruction until it sticks. Not only that, I wasn’t overwhelmed when I stopped and looked at the twill tape, the single fold bias tape, the double fold bias tape, the quilter’s binding… there’s so much there! I have always wanted to know how to make bias tape.  Stitch in the fold. Thank you a ton! Divide the number of total square inches by the width of the strips you will cut. We’ll show you the simple, shortcut method and the proper, never-fail method. Especially helpful for me are the photos of the “wrongs” you post, personally I feel so many tutorials assume the reader is skilled, I like that yours speak to the beginner in all of us. I bought mine at Joann’s for $7.99 with a 50% off coupon. haha Thanks! This is the most well-written tutorial I have ever read. http://missouriquiltco.com - Jenny shows us how to make 200 inches of continuous binding from a half yard of fabric using the amazing Bias Ruler. Thanks for the tutorial, I’ve got it pinned! It took a lot of searching before I finally came across your wonderful post/video on bias binding. Based in Seattle, Catlin Tidwell has been writing professionally since 1999. Wow, thanks so much for this amazing tutorial. Just keep pressing forward. And you know what….homemade bias tape would make the perfect gift for a sewing friend! Would love to hear from you soon. Three for me, ha, and two, for my little sisters who live across the country. This will take a while, so listen to good music or turn on a show in the background. I can easily see myself with a new addiction. Divide the total from Step 1 by 40 (an average fabric width) to find the number of strips you will need. Great tutorial, thanks! Measure the size of your fabric in inches. First we will cut, then we will iron. If you’re confused, go back up to the original triangle and just start cutting strips along the bias. You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! Her articles have appeared on websites and for professional blogs. Now to create longer strips of fabric place the cut triangle up on the right, next to your fabric. : ) I sewed five skirts last week. What you are calling single fold bias tape is just the double-fold tape unfolded. For example, less than 1 yard is needed to create 300″ of 4″ wide bias. I unplugged my iron with a vengeance today out of such frustration. Thank you so much for all the explanations! And finally, fold the triangle down one more time, along the bias edge. Thank you so much. To keep your bias tape neat and orderly, wind it around a small piece of cardboard (two layers of old cereal boxes, 4 layers of cardstock, or scraps from an old shipping box all work great). If there’s any excess fabric that’s not wide enough to be a strip, just trim it off before you start cutting strips (like the photo below): And now you’re ready to cut….2-inch wide strips: Sew the strips together at the ends, feed them through the bias tape maker, iron, and you’re done again! Here’s how it’s done… Start with 1/2 yard of fabric. http://sewingmamaraeanna.blogspot.com/2012/06/sewing-technique-tip-bias-tape.html. I’ve done it in the past using my 1″ maker but every time I try to press behind the “pull”, the ends don’t fold or there’s a fold in the middle. So, this method feels simplest to me. She earned a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington. For example, if you need 4 1/2 yards of bias tape, multiply 4 1/2 by 36 inches to get 162 inches. 1296 inches divided by 2 inches (the desired width of the bias) = 648 inches Step 3. If everyone took the time to be as helpful to others as you have, the World would be a better place. Thus, bias cut strips make the perfect binding or….bias tape. I’m wondering the same thing as Connie–do I cut off the extra portion on the bottom that isn’t part of the triangle? Pingback: Watermelon Potholder DIY – A Beautiful Mess, Pingback: Watermelon Potholder DIY | Bloggsom. * Double fold bias tape is single fold tape that has been folded again in the middle to create a sandwich. But if I start with a 10″ x 10″ (25 cm x 25 cm) square, I’d end up with about 95″ of 1-inch wide (240 cm of 2.5-cm wide) bias tape. But each person learns differently. The next standard cutting width for fabric after 0.44 yards would be 0.5 yards, or 1/2 yard. Online I found the 2-inch wide maker. thanks for the tutorial will give it a trial. For example, if you are sewing bias tape onto fabric as decoration and you wish to use 1-inch finished bias tape, you will need to cut 2-inch strips. The folding confuses me (I confuse easily) but I think if I fold my fabric while reading your tute, I’ll get it. Can I use regular bias tape with the knit fabric? The other edge is the Selvage (or Selvedge in British English). 7. Just like the single fold above, but this bias trim finishes at 1″. I posted a link on my blog! Now that you know how to make your own bias tape without a bias maker and how to create miles of continuous bias binding it’s time to learn how to calculate how much fabric you need to make a certain amount of bias tape and also how much bias binding your fabric will make. Making your own bias tape at home from fabric is very easy and you don’t really need a bias maker to do so.. Double fold bias tape is the most common type used (and the kind I sew with most). So, my question is, am I looking at these the wrong way? I thank you. Calculate the area of your fabric by multiplying the length by the width. I’m Dana. Any pointers to prevent that from happening? I also MUST get the bias tape maker. This is great. Now you got yards of Strips, Question is How to strips into Bias tape? Have you walked by the zippers and threads in your fabric shop and wondered what all those cute packages of solid trim are? Fabrics to use: * 100% cotton * Cotton/Poly blend (I find this easiest to use) * Satin (or Polyester Satin) * Knits * Flannel, Corduroy, and cotton variations Next, you’ll need a Bias Tape maker. Thank you for making this so simple! If my method is odd to you, check out these other tutorials on Whipstitch and Prudent Baby. Iron all the way to the end of the strip and you’re done! This bias calculator is super easy to use and very handy, making your sewing projects a lot faster and easier. I delight in, lead to I found just what I used to be taking a look for. I’ll have to bookmark you! * You can make 9 yards of 1/2 inch, double-fold bias tape from a 1/2 yard of fabric. Congratulations! Will it shrink if i don’t wash it? I don’t have a bias tape maker.. so I pin a large diaper pin to my ironing brd & run the fabric through it.. Hi Dana! Dana do you have a video of making outdoor cushions for my patio? Right?? If you have a super long cutting mat, you can start cutting bias strips now! 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