Sunday, 22 March 2015

Skinny Bias Stems.

Making skinny bais strips, using bias tape makers.

A selection of commercial bias tape makers.

Fabric strips cut on the bias ready to be used.  Instructions with
each bias tape maker give the recommended size to cut the bias
strips of fabric.

A bowl of starch ready to dip the strips into.

Fabric strip ready to be turned into a skinny stems.

Using a pin, guide the fabric strip to the tip of the bias maker.

Next pull the fabric tip out and start ironing the strip, pulling
the bias tape maker away from the hot iron. Do not rush this
step, take your time.

Use a pin to anchor one end, once you strip is long enough.
This makes it easier to control the tension on the fabric.

The front of the finished strip.

The back of the strip.  As you can see, it takes a bit of practice.
Once you get the hang of it, it become much easier. 

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