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How to Cut Bias Strips from Woven Fabric


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Video Duration: 4 minutes 44 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You want learn how to fold and cut fabric on the bias
  • You want to apply your own seam binding to a project
  • You want more fabrics to choose from than the store bought bias tape

You will Learn:

  • How to properly fold, position and place your fabric
  • How to mark the cutting lines accurately
  • How to use a rotary cutter


In this video, Meg Healy will show you how to cut bias strips from regular woven fabric. Bias strips can be used as a stylish way to finish necklines, seam allowances, or even as a decorative trim, so this is one technique you’re sure to use again and again! This will enable you to cut bias strips and make your own bias tape in any length or width that you choose.

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About the Expert:

Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.