|The first batch|
|It folded well at the back....|
Firstly you need to fold your fabric and how to do this can be found @ Sew4Home. It's a really good idea to press your fabric first before marking your strips (I didn't though).
|Measure and mark 2"fabric strips to make 1" bias binding.|
When it's re- folded it becomes a 1/2" bias......
|Cut the strips with scissors or a rotary blade. I think a rotary |
is best if you know how to use it. I still go wonky with it
hence I'm using scissors.
|Cut the ends straight and pin on right angle......|
|Sew right angle with a straight stitch....|
|Cut the excess fabric off. My seam is a fraction big....|
Then press open creating a flat diagonal seam
|Right side of bias strip is now all ready to press|
|Wind the bias strip onto the spool......|
|Not too tight though, but firmly wind......|
|Place the spool into bias machine......|
|Just about there....|
|Now thread the fabric strip through the 1" bias maker. You|
may need to use something pointy to help guide it through.
Next heat up the machine at right setting. I used cotton......
|Now remove the cover over the iron. Follow the instructions|
that come with the bias machine on how to do this part
(you slide it back)
|Ready now to put the cover back on.....don't burn your fingers!|
|Press the 'run' button and out comes the folded bias.....fantastic!|
|Yay! it's all done and ready to roll or press in |
half if you want to......
|Now the bias binding is all ready to use. Keep the bias binding|
wound up on a spool. I didn't have anything fancy so I just
used the inner of a plastic wrap roll.....