Friday, August 5, 2011

Method of preparing bias strips

Bias strips are very essential for sewing. It is also called cross piece.It is used for curved edge as well as straight edge finishes. Fabric tubes are prepared from bias strips and used for decorating neck and sleeve edges.
Method of preparing Bias strips

Fold fabric on bias along the line G-H as shown in the figure 1. To get true bias strips fold line should be at 45° to the grain lines .(selvedges}Mark lines at equidistance and parallel to the fold .The distance between the lines depends upon the width of the bias tape needed. Cut along the lines A-B, C-D, E-F and the fold line G-H. It is always advisable to prepare true bias strips as it stretches well. Sew them together using ½” seam. To secure the stitching one more line of stitching is done above the previous line. Open the seam and press. Figure 2 and 3 show the method of joining the bias strips





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3 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [06 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

zee said...

hello mam, iused to follow your tutorial whenever having doubts, and learnt smocking from your blog now please teach us how to stitch rope for blouses and kameez and how to reverse the rope. expecting your tutorial through your blog.thanx mam

vani said...

please see the topic fabric tubes you will find the method.