Bias tape disaster

I tried making bias tape. I followed the excellent instructions on these sites:
I failed miserably. I think next time I need to be more particular about measuring. I am not very experienced working with cloth and it just seems to shift around and stretch all the time. Any advice? Maybe someday I'll have the heart to try again, but for the next little while, I'm buying.


  1. Bummer!! I'm so sorry that didn't work out.

  2. You can try this on very slippery fabric. Tape the edges of the piece with masking tape to hold it in place; then run a piece of tape from one end to the other of the cutting line. Cut right through the tape and fabric at once, then peel off the tape. I did this when I was making worship banners out of very slippery, filmy fabrics that just wanted to run all over the table.

  3. Mammy,
    Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely try it next time.