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Friday, April 13, 2012

How to Make Bias Tape

Yesterday I finally decided it was time to learn to make bias tape. I'd already purchased two different sizes of bias tape maker hand tools, read through a couple of great tutorials online and got busy. Here's the technique I used from Prudent Baby and a peek at my progress....




1/2 yard of fabric yielded 11 1/3 yards of custom bias tape! Can you see the potential savings here? I can think of all sorts of simple sewing projects that would benefit from handmade bias tape.

The blue hand tool I used is shown above. It's made by Clover........  
Clover Bias 1-Inch Tape Maker, 1 EA

I just recently got the bias tape binding ruler which made marking my lines a breeze.  June Tailor 2-1/4-Inch Binding Buddy Ruler

The bias tape maker machine by Simplicity.....it's next on my wish list. :)



I don't know what took me so long to try making bias tape, but I can guarantee I'll be making 98% of my bias tape from now on. Give it a try! :) 
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DIY Flower Labels - Make a Gift Bouquet


This DIY craft project is perfect for Spring; it's also ideal for Mother's Day. Learn how to make this colorful bouquet of plant markers here on my Squidoo page.
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