I picked up a couple of remnants (sweet, sweet remnants) the other day when I popped into my local fabric store, and here’s what I did with one of them! I made my own bias tape! Check me out!
Single fold bias tape AND double fold bias tape!
I followed the directions from Prudent Baby on how to do this, and it was actually pretty easy (albeit a bit time consuming). The trickiest part was lining up the strips to pin and sew the ends together. Then came the ironing! For the single fold bias tape, I used this handy bias tape making tool that I picked up for about $6. It made it really easy to fold the edges in while ironing them down. For the double fold bias tape, since I didn’t have the same tool for making wider tape — which I would have had to use for folding the edges towards the middle prior to doing the second (centre) fold — I did the folding manually.
Both types of bias tape are 1/2″ wide.
I am planning on using the double fold tape to edge a baby blanket soon. One of the other remnants I picked up was some sweet flannelette in a flower pattern that has royal blue accents, so I think the two fabrics will look great together!