When it comes to sewing edges in clothing, sometimes the raw edge doesn’t look as nice as you’d like it to. If you want the edge to be crisp and clean, you can try a bias tape edge!
I know, genius, right? It’s super easy to do, and anything you make can instantly look a little classier as soon as you sew this edge on there!
For necklines, armholes, hems and more, bias tape is the solution. It’s cut on the bias, so it has a slight stretch to it and works well on curves!
Wanna learn how to do this? Here’s what you’re gonna need:
- Garment of choice
- Bias tape
- Needle & thread/ sewing machine
Basically, you’ll be sewing this against the raw edge, right sides together, and then flip it right side out by folding the bias tape inside of the collar, hem, or arm hole.
You’ll want to sew that in place with a top stitch, and you’re all done! How cool is that?
Once that’s done, you’ll have a much classier looking garment, and you’ll want to wear it all the time.
Watch Professor Pincushion create the bias tape finish in the video below so you can make these sort of garments yourself!