Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Trying Something New
I tried making my own bias tape this weekend. I used the directions from the book Bend the Rules Sewing.
Bias tape is another reason Joanne's Crafts continues to prosper in this weak economy.
It's not hard, but it is fussy. It takes patience and time.
It requires straight lines and lots of measuring. These things are not exactly my strengths.
Would I do it again?
Probably. I am cheap. I have lots of fabric. And, the price of gas and traffic make driving to the fabric store more annoying than measuring and straight lines.
I would get a yard stick next time. My ruler was too short and drove me crazy.
Still I will treasure the real bias tape I have. I won't take for granted it's crisp folds and even width.