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Always wanted to know how to make bias tape? Skip the hassle and comment to win the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker! This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner, Sewingbysherry!

Bias tape is the familiar trim used for binding and stabilizing edges. This handy little notion is typically sold in solid color polyester/cotton blends and 3 yards in length. It doubles as a functional binding and decorative trim, and pops up in all kinds of projects, from retro woven blouses to baby clothes and accessories.

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You can, of course, buy bias tape in many fabric and craft stores in a rainbow of colors. But why not make your own? Making your own bias tape is fun and easy, either with careful pressing with an iron or a special tool. The Simplicity Bias Tape Maker folds and presses flat bias strips into single fold bias tape with the push of a button. You have unlimited options, can perfectly match fabric, and won’t burn your fingers pulling fabric through manually! Think of the possibilities with floral, polka dot, or textured bias tape you can make yourself.

Making your own bias tape means a perfect match every time. This machine works with cotton, silk, lightweight wool, home decor fabrics, and more! Start finishing your projects with custom bias tape for a polished, one-of-a-kind look.

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The Bias Tape Maker is easy care, too. It shuts off after 10 minutes of non-use and comes with its own carrying case. You can bring this machine to class or sewing parties with no stress and make custom binding tape for your friends.

Want to win your own Bias Tape Maker? Leave a comment with your favorite way to use bias tape. The winner will be chosen Wednesday, August 20 at 5:00 PM EST (9:00 PM GMT).

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Here are a few ways we like to use bias tape to get you you started…


  • To finish sheer fabrics and conceal a facing underneath

  • To stabilize a neckline

  • Used instead of piping as a decorative detail

  • Wrapped into rosettes for embellishment or accessory projects

  • To outline pockets on children’s garments

  • To add polish to bibs, napkins, placemats, and other home dec items

  • Make several yards of bias tape, and wrap up with ribbon and fat quarters as a gift for new stitchers or quilters

This prize is available to U.S. residents only. Let’s get those comments rolling!

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    Oct 1, 2014, 01.16 AMby CarmenW

    I love to use on necklines, hems and sleeves. Oh Hong Kong finishes too. So many uses for bias tape!

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    Aug 26, 2014, 12.50 AMby Kristine Dietriche

    The decorative options this opens up are very exciting

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    Aug 20, 2014, 04.02 AMby mahlica

    I use bias tape to finish armhole seams.

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    Aug 20, 2014, 12.40 AMby cher

    This would be sooooo much better than making bias tape manually!! I love to use bias tape of a coordinating color for arm holes, really adds pizzazz.

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    Aug 19, 2014, 11.37 PMby RebDemp

    I’ve just learned to use bias tape and love the possibilities with it. So far, I really like it for adding contrast on armholes or necklines – it’s a great way to add a pop of colour.

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    Aug 19, 2014, 11.19 PMby jolenebui

    Would love to win this, most definitely!

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    Aug 19, 2014, 07.42 PMby tesskat

    I love making my own bias tape especially to put a special touch on little girls dresses, aprons and on baby bibs and quilts. Right now I do it by cutting, sewing and pressing which can be a time consuming process. this Bias Tape Maker sounds wonderful!

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    Aug 19, 2014, 07.31 PMby lovetosew98

    Love it for finishing raw edges instead of hemming.

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    Aug 19, 2014, 07.01 PMby ladyreed

    I love to use bias tape as a quick finish on sleeves, necklines, or even waistbands.

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    Aug 19, 2014, 05.11 PMby lunadiosa

    I made a cute clothespin apron and black bias tape really made it look professional and finished.

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    Aug 19, 2014, 03.18 PMby elisabetsy

    I like it as an alternative to a waistband, and also it makes a nice contrast on the facings inside of a jacket..

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    Aug 19, 2014, 02.55 PMby Jonquil Alexia

    My favorite way to use bias tape is for binding quilts/blankets & finishing 3/4 length sleeves.

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    Aug 19, 2014, 01.46 PMby SumzSewz

    Bias tape is great when you don’t have enough fabric for a pattern. You can eliminate facings and hems and use bias tape instead!

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    Aug 19, 2014, 04.29 AMby schnui

    I use bias for all sorts of projects and this Simplicity bias maker would make it fun and stop me from steam/burning my fingers.

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    Aug 19, 2014, 12.49 AMby craftinginmycave

    Save me from burning my fingers everytime!

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    Aug 18, 2014, 04.12 PMby dreamydeary

    Finishing seams. Love it.

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    Aug 16, 2014, 11.27 PMby oscar9209

    I use it to finish necklines instead of a facing.

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    Aug 16, 2014, 04.53 PMby animegirlie

    I use it to finish hems! I LOVE the stuff but HATE making it.

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    Aug 16, 2014, 12.13 PMby kaywood1

    I do a lot of smocking for friends and my granddaughter. Many of the necklines use a binding tape to finish. It would be nice to have the tape in the fabric of the dress for once. As a Family and Consumer Science teacher, I get to teach clothing every other school year. One of the items we make is a tri-fold wallet. The kids really enjoy this project. The entire wallet is bound with binding. The wallet is made from fat quarters. Sometimes the binding that is available just does not add to the wallet. It would be fantastic to be able to make our own binding. It would give those students who want the extra design statement the option.

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    Aug 16, 2014, 03.54 AMby EJP3

    Would love to add to my sewing equipment collection.

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    Aug 16, 2014, 02.46 AMby lcfish

    For Christmas gifts and fund raisers I make aprons, place mats and pot holders. Gotta have bias tape for those!

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    Aug 16, 2014, 02.01 AMby jde

    I would very much want and like ti win this bias maker. This will be very helpfull for my work, making school uniforms with so many piping needed in the design. This will make my work faster and easy.

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    Aug 15, 2014, 11.22 PMby Spaarky

    I would SO love to win this this!! This would make my special projects such a breeze.

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    Aug 15, 2014, 11.11 PMby anitaboeira

    I love it! Sign me up for it!

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    Aug 15, 2014, 10.42 PMby mrempert

    Want!

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    Aug 15, 2014, 05.41 PMby dlgallant

    Would love to win this

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    Aug 15, 2014, 05.12 PMby alisha999

    I would love to win this.

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    Aug 15, 2014, 12.18 PMby NasrInc Najla

    Ooooo! I’ve been wanting one of these since I’ve been making a lot of my own bias lately to finish necklines and for elastic casting, My finger tips will be so happy!

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    Aug 15, 2014, 04.13 AMby Deece Revilla

    I love using bias tape as an accent, to add color or enhance design. I make my own bias tape often, but I don’t enjoy all the pressing. This bias tape maker would be great to have. Thank you for this giveaway.

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    Aug 15, 2014, 03.27 AMby naturallydeedee

    My favorite way to use bias tape would be to finish my outfits. I don’t have a serger but I love that my outfit looks store bought once I’ve added bias the to the seams. When you flip it over you just wonder why where’s the tag…

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