For a while now, folks have been asking me to make a video version of my continuous bias tape tutorial from a few years ago. I teach this technique both in my in-person classes and my online Essential Sewing class, and it’s even included in Stitch by Stitch, but I have been putting off and putting off making a video–which is a little weird, because I am completely obsessed with bias tape and use it every chance I get. Dude, I would totally make this stuff for FUN, and have been known to winnow down my fat quarter drawer by cutting up chunks of fabric that are languishing into bias tape to be used in a pinch (you never know when you’ll need a gift for a baby shower that you forgot you were attending until your husband honks the horn in the driveway and you have to make a super-fast baby blanket with bias tape binding while he idles the engine–not that any of that ever happened to me).
In the Summer Dresses e-course right now, we’re making the Drawstring Shift, and using continuous bias tape to finish off the armholes and neckline. While I was preparing a video to guide them through applying their bias tape, I thought I’d shoot some video of the CBT–that’s Continuous Bias Tape–method I use and share that with all of you! This is a longer video than I almost ever make, but I wanted to be sure to go into detail and really walk you through not just HOW to make it, but WHY it works and WHAT to look out for as you’re walking through the steps. Hope you love it!