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Clover Bias 1-Inch Tape Maker, 1 EA
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- Make bias tapes in minutes
- Easy to use
- Use with fabrics of your own choice
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This tool, kind of does the same thing...but the problem I had was getting it into the cornered U shape opening. You slide it in there, then have to have something (I used my seam ripper) to pull it through the tool to the other side. Once there, you have to go back and make the fabric slide in the Ushape specifically...once side, bottom and other side. And it has to STAY that way or it won't pull through right. So it took probably 5 min to get it to do and stay right, and then, once in there, yes, you pull it through and have your iron ready and just iron, pull the tool away from the iron and more "bias" will come out and just follow with the iron. Another minor problem I had was the fabric can slide down on the U shaped side and it won't be even sides once it gets to the iron side. Kind of have to do it slowly.
Does it work as is stays? Yes. Is it easier? Kind of. Is it quicker? I'd say no. I have 35 years of sewing talents and my way is quick and easy. Will I use the tool? Maybe. Could be I just need to use it and get a good handle on it. However....this is not something I do with to many projects...currently I have just made aprons for my grand kids for christmas and pulled the straps with this. Other than that...I don't really have a use for it to often. But...give it a try. For $8 give it a try!
Here are two of the issues that I have with this device that can be problematic.
ONE is the seams. When you sew two-inch strips of fabric together end to end, to fold into half-inch bias tape, the first step is to fold in the edges, iron, then fold that strip in half. That's all there is to making bias tape. Before taking that first step, I like to iron open all of the seams in the strip, which makes the final tape less bulky around the seam areas. Since you insert the end of the strip into this device and pull it through, it does not like open seams; they tend to bunch up. It wants all the seams to be pressed away from the direction you are pulling the fabric. Hence, more bulk than necessary where two pieces of fabric meet. Maybe not a problem with long strips of the same color, but when the effect you are working for is a colorful patchwork with many short pieces, it can be an issue.
Issue TWO is that this works best with a certain weight of smooth fabric. As I am using a variety of colors in my tape, not all the fabrics are the same weight. If it is too thick, it does not pull easily through the device. If it is too thin, the fabric can be too relaxed and may twist in on itself halfway through and come out in a gnarled mess.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've used this several times already and it makes the whole affair go much faster. No more having to iron back and forth three or four times. Just once and it's finished. Read morePublished 12 days ago by B. Braun
Perfect, exactly what I was looking for an I didn't have to leave the couch.Published 1 month ago by Emily
Works great saved my money and allowed me to make my own bias tape with the fabric of my choice. You need an iron for it to work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This 1" Bias tape maker has made it easy to create long even tape from my 2" fabric. Helpful Hint: trim your 2" width by at least 1/8" to make it easier to slide... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Todd Jones
not as easy to use as I was lead to believe by the recommendation on Pinterest, but still a good buyPublished 4 months ago by Dianna Finley
Simple and sturdy just what I was looking for . It's much more cost effective to make bias tape for binding quilts rather that buy it.Published 4 months ago by Brandon S.