Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fabric Scrap series - Tape

I hardly use store bought bias tape for binding. I make my own out of the scrap fabrics in my collection. 

The width of the tape depends on your need, you could cut it to specific sizes or like me just find the ones with similar sizes and lay them out. As you can see below, I have been working with blue(s) lately (more here). Rearrange the line up until you are somewhat happy with what you have.   
Sew the pieces together
Next, open the seam and press (iron). You could straightaway fold them like bias tape or..
.. just fold them neatly to be used for many different purposes later like as tie backs, handles, binding, borders, patchwork.. anything actually..
I used the blue tape as binding for my baby quilt truck
What do you do with your scrap fabrics..?
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9 comments:

MamaDaniel said...

brilliant idea... saya ada gak simpan scraps yang comel2 nih.. tapi agak risau la..sbb warna yang sangat pelbagai, nanti tak nampak pelik ke kalo kita buat binding? tq...

rimbun said...

emm good idea... pasni bole try ler... perca banyak sgt lg kat rumah tuh

me01my said...

waaahh kagum2..sy wonder laa..mcm mana laa bole sgt sabar ek cantum fabric scrap kecik2 ni..sy baru buat sikit dh surrender..huhu

Zura said...

love the blue combo, you have good eye for color babe! :)

Azaidris said...

As mamadaniel & rimbun said...idea yg sgt bagus & bijak :)

Cuma..tak banyak scrap lagi so..blom bleh buat hehehe...
Thanks for the idea!

mama nuriel said...

kecik atau besar scrap ni selalunya saya akan simpan.....kadang2 saya guna untuk buat applique....hehehe....lagi pun beli fabric mahal2 pastu kena buang.....sayang oooooo....ghegheghe...

My Botang said...

Thanks ladies for all your kind words..

to answer meo1my's question - mencantum perca kecik-2 takes time and patience.. if x leh buat sekali harung, buat sket-2 i.e 5-10 mins sekali buat, then buat keje lain..nnt sambung balik.. give it a try..

mamadaniel - rasanyer kena sort ikut colour jugak perca tu..being said that, it doesnt mean biru tu x leh campur lansung ngan shades lain.. try to put them side by side and see if bley masuk.. some contrasting shades go well together.. it takes practice and trial and error i guess.. give it a try, you might be surprised with the outcome..

Malaysia said...

please show us tutorial on how you do the sewing. It seems hard for me.

My Botang said...

Jess - Sorry I didn't have a pic for that step, but it's pretty much straightforward, with right side facing, sew a straight line joinning the small pieces together on one side of the square only, continue until you have one long strip. Then turn, and press the seam open, this to avoid bulk later when attaching the tape as binding..

let me know if it's still unclear..

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