This post is all about pretty accents, created with bias tape!
You can make your own bias tape, from the fabric you like and in any size you need, see the tutorials below:
but sometimes it is faster and easier to work with store-bought bias tape.
You might believe that since bias tape is available in a variety of widths and patterns, you need to buy a lot to always have some on hand that will work for a certain project. However, you should typically be able to find what you need in your drawer if you purchase a few solid colors or some made of polka dot, stripe, or gingham fabrics.
I used this pattern to make these gorgeous bins, and I decided to use bias tape to finish the edges both for the lovely accent and an easier sewing.
Heavyweight interfacing, such as Decovil I, Pellon Peltex, or Fast2Fuse, produces the best-looking bins. Bias tape eliminates the need to turn the piece of work from one side to the other via a little gap into a seam, which is tedious when using heavyweight interfacing.
Are you new to binding curved edges with bias tape? I’m new, too, but watch the video below – all you need is just a little practice!
This pattern comes with 4 templates; many designs come with templates that are too large to print on a page. In order to create the full size designs, you must combine two halves or four quarters of the half or quarter size templates provided by the designer.
Learn how to assemble a pattern from quarter templates by watching the video below.
This is such a fun project! Find out more about this pattern here:
CHIC BIN pattern