As this is a virtual house-book I thought my sewing experiments and learning to knit would fit right in as well.
I am starting with having gotten a gadget:
A bias tape maker!
This works to amazingly well. If you get one, don’t make my mistake, trying it out for the first time, use a fabric that is slightly stiff (not like me using a thin jersey—I burnt my finger!). Okay here the quick
‘How to use a bias tape maker’
instructions without watching a YouTube video:
- Fabric goes in the wider end
- Make sure to align the textile strip so that there are equal parts of fabric left and right from center
- There is a little elongated hole in the tape maker
- you can put a needle in there to push the textile forward to the smaller end
- As soon as you can get hold of it pull the textile out the smaller end
- If it is a bit messy fold the fabric as is comes out and press it with iron
- There is a tiny metal handle on it USE IT!
- It prevents you from burning your fingers
- the bias tape maker gets hot from the steam of the iron
- As you pull the fabric out iron it flat
There is a bit of trial an error at the beginning. Pay attention that the fabric at the wider end stays aligned to center. A couple of times the fabric strip seem to have twisted but when I kept pulling it just straightened out again.
Tip: If you want a sharp middle fold in your bias tape once you are done with the bias tape maker, the fabric will still be hot (I know it is a super fast process!) Immediately fold it over and iron over it again.