Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Sewing Tip for Saturday

Here's a great tip I learned a long time ago regarding bias tape:

If you look at double-fold bias tape, you'll see that one side is wider than the other. If you pin the tape around your garment's edge with the narrow side on top and the wider part underneath, you can sew both at the same time. Sewing on the narrower side guarantees you'll 'catch' the underside!

Speaking of bias tape, I decided to use pale lavendar rather than yellow on the dress. I tried yellow that matched the centers of the daisies, and it just looked too 'homemade.' I didn't like pale yellow, either. So I switched to lavendar, and that seems to do the trick.

Do you have any good sewing tips to share? If I can remember to do it, I'd like to start a "Sewing Tip Saturday"--uh, what do you call it? Thread? Carnival?


Rebecca said...

I wish I HAD a bunch of sewing tips, but I am more in the category of 'seeking tips out' right now.

I love this one though! Especially since I am planning on tackling another bias apron VERY soon! It seems I work ALOT with bias. Actually, I sort of despise the stuff! But am VERY thankful I can buy it already made because let me tell you - I despise even MORE having to make it! ;-)

Susie Q said...

I have Grace reading your tips! I am not a great seamstress...she is! YOU are!!

Have a sweet weekend!


She'sSewPretty said...

I came by to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I just recently learned that trick with the bias tape and I've been sewing for years. I'll be checking back for more tips.

Katherine R. Willson said...

Fantastic tip - thanks for sharing! :)

Katherine R. Willson
Ann Arbor, MI

Miranda said...

This is a great tip! Bias tape and I have a love/hate relationship. Next time I will remember this!