Sunday, 8 August 2010

How to make bias-binding

With this nifty little tool, that's how!
Firstly, you must ensure you have fabric cut on the true bias (diagonal across the grain of the fabric). This tool is for a 2 inch/ 25mm binding, so you need to cut strips double that width. I find a quilting rule/ guide idea for this (see photo below).

Feed a bias strip through the tool and pin it to the ironing board. This may take practise, but... with your left hand pull the tool to the left as you press with the iron, moving it to the left also (vice versa for lefties).

Ta da! Homemade bias binding! The beauty of making your own is that you can create it in any fabric, any colour, any width to suit your creations exactly.


  1. now that's a wonderful little item!

  2. Thank you for the tutorial. Does this tool have a name? I would really like to get one?

  3. Hi there,
    This is just called a bias-binding tape maker, as far as I know. Check them out at Amazon: