And another thing I love about sewing is that I am constantly learning new things! This chartreuse fabric is one of the first fabrics that I ever bought and I am now about to put it to another use; 1/4″ double fold bias tape!
First I cut out 7/8″ strips from my remnants. You are supposed to cut them out of the bias, but…I got distracted and cut the strips along the grain. Oops! It still worked for me.
With right sides together I put the ends of the strips together at the edges perpendicular to each other. Sew a line diagonally from one edge to the other. Not the inside corner and outside corner. I would recommend you open it to make sure it makes one continuous piece, with the right sides up at the same time. I made the mistake of sewing it up the wrong way more than once.
Trim the extra off of the seam allowance along the diagonal seam and press flat.
With the fabric wrong side facing up, I fed it into the wide end of the 12mm bias tape maker. As I pulled the bias tape maker to the left I hit the folded tape coming out on the right with my iron.
Now you have single fold bias tape!
To make double fold bias tape I just folded the tape in half and hit it with the iron, again.
Boom! Double fold bias tape! Easy, right?