I saw a great looking tutorial for handmade bias tape the other day on Bitter Purl and I was so intrigued by the technique that I just had to try it right away. I saw it and then literally ran straight to my fabric bins to rummage for the perfect scrap piece to practice on.
IT. WAS. SO. EASY.
I used about 1/2 yard of this vintage seersucker fabric that I've been holding onto since last summer...I think it knew it was destined to become bias tape.
It makes A LOT.
I also instantly had to sew it onto something just to see how it would look. I was picturing it sewn onto a grey sweater but I only had one and it wouldn't work with the design. This white one was my next best option and it worked out perfectly!
I just loooove the look of a sweetly simple running stitch. So cozy and cared for. And a little frayed edge helps cozy it up, too.
Are you inspired? I really have to give it up for Bitter Purl for writing out and photographing that technique for us all to try. I think it was one of the best "instant gratification" projects I've done in a while!
It took maybe 1/2 hour (max) to make that giant roll of bias tape. I could probably do it even faster now that I get how to make it without having to run back and forth to the laptop to read the directions. Go ahead and try it out if you've got a little bit of fabric and a half hour to spare!!