Making bias tape has never been easier! It is really important to make sure your bias strip are really cut on the true bias. Here are a few tips to make sure you have success:
Take one corner and pull the fabric to match the selvage with the crosswise grain. This will create a triangle.
When working with slippery fabric, use a weight at one end so you can maneuver the fabric around. The bias is along the folded edge.
Align a see through ruler along the bias edge. I want 2″ bias strips so the first cut will be at the 1 inch mark because I am on the fold.
Now you will see you have a nice cut line on the bias. I then take the bias line and fold the fabric in half, so I don’t have to cut so far. I also move the fabric so I can line up the edge of the fabric along my grid underneath.
Again, using the see through ruler, cut every 2 inches.
Keep cutting strips until you run out of fabric. I always cut more than I need, you never know when you might need a strip of bias!
Does anyone have any other tips for cutting bias strips … especially when cutting slinky, slippery fabric? I would love to hear your ideas.