|Left: Clover bias tape maker; Right: Triangle tailor's chalk.|
I also saw chalk pens at Fabrications, which I would imagine are neater - especially as the triangle chalk gets worn or breaks. Any opinions out there about the pros and cons of each marking tool?
The bias tape maker is also awesome! Bias tape is something I've used a grand total of once before, but I certainly plan to keep using it! It's basically a folded strip of fabric cut along the diagonal (bias) of the fabric weave. Because of this, it has more stretch and when used for binding edges or seams it can stretch to meet the shapes better than non-bias cut would.
|Pinning on bias tape to sew the first side.|
|The edge of the shoulder bound by bias tape.|
I thought I had a picture of the BTM in action but I guess I don't so you'll have to go see photos from these super helpful tutorials on making tape using the piecing method and the continuous method. Doh, wish I had remembered about the continuous method before I made mine!