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This tape maker converts a 1-1/2-inch strip of cloth into single-fold bias or binding tape, roughly 3/4ths of an inch wide.
Use a needle, needle and thread, small crochet hook, or similar item to thread the very end of your fabric strip from the large end. A symmetrical fold will emerge from the small end.
Press the tape with a hot iron as you pull the tape maker along the strip. “Stepping” the iron instead of pushing in a steady direction will tend to give a much more even binding tape. Do not leave a hot iron on the tape maker for any period of time, as the plastic will melt.
NOTE: The difference between “bias” tape and “binding” tape is the direction of the grain. Fabric cut on the bias – at a 45-degree angle to the weave – will be flexible and can easily form around curves. Binding tape is cut with the weave and makes a more rigid, structural tape. Go a touch slower when making BIAS tape as it can be just a little bit tetchy and not want to fold symmetrically.
This Tape Maker was 3D printed in colored PLA plastic on a Creality Ender 3 model. The original model was created by Roman Dohnal in the Czech Republic and uploaded to the Thingiverse (thing:4232886) under the Creative Commons license. We only charge enough to cover our material expenses, and we send a dollar for every one sold to Mr. Dohnal.