Ways to Use Bias Tape

Bias tape is a material used in various types of sewing. There are tons of different ways to use it. Some assume that it’s only for hemming, but you’ll be surprised to learn how useful it can really be!

Zipper Pulls, Drawstrings and More!

Did you know that folding bias tape in half and then stitching it to itself can be used for various things? That’s right! You won’t believe how many things you can use it for when sewing garments. Use bias tape for:

  • Zipper pulls
  • Drawstrings
  • Straps for a dress
  • Straps for a purse or other type of bag with a handle
  • Loop tabs for buttons

These are just a few fun ways to incorporate bias tape in your sewing. There are also other ways to use them as well, including the following!

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Seam Finishing

In a previous blog post we talked about seam finishings and how you could use bias tape as a technique for edge finishing. Use it to get rid of the raw seam inside a garment! You’ll have a clean look that offers a nice color pop or print to an otherwise drab seam on the interior.


Want to add some depth or color to a garment or other project you’re sewing? Use bias tape! As a finishing to the top of a shirt pocket or dress hem, you’ll add visual interest to your garment without any extra effort! It’s beautiful way to incorporate a custom look!


An easy way to finish the bottom of a dress or skirt that’s large and sweeping is by using bias tape. Simply turn the hem up and add the bias binding into the hem.  


Many times, you’ll find bias tape used for facings. Whether it’s armholes, necklines, or sleeves, the tape will add texture to any fabric or garment design.

We hope these tips help you with your sewing adventures! There are many more tips and tricks to share with you so be sure to visit back with our blog, soon!

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