by parkermom 09 Jun 2019

I have gotten on a "kick" of making my own bias tape, and now I've seen bias tape with a picot edge on it. Have any of you made your own bias tape with a decorative edge? If so, Did you just sew it on using a decorative stitch on your sewing machine? I don't want to buy the tape for an amount that could end up being more than the fabric for the garment itself! So I'm hoping that there is a technique perhaps to sew cotton lace on an edge and it look good. I don't want it to look "imperfectly homemade". I want it to look polished and granddaughter worthy. Thank you.


by graceandham 18 Jun 2019

Seems like From the Needle of Anne offers some picot edging designs for an embroidery machine.

by rachap 13 Jun 2019

You might look at the Bernina website and see if they have a tutorial for this. Years ago in a Bernina Club we did something like that but I do not remember exactly how.

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parkermom by parkermom 15 Jun 2019

I'll do that. Thank you

by Renga 10 Jun 2019

Have not done that with a sewing machine, but I did crochet the edge of a lot of handkerchiefs with very fine thread. It looked very elegant. I think you could do that also on a bias tape.

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parkermom by parkermom 11 Jun 2019

thank you. Maybe someone with a little more sense than I have could crochet an edge. I can crochet, but I guess turning to make another row is beyond me because my project will either shrink or grow, but never by the right size. I think it is a mental block

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by jofrog2000 edited 10 Jun 2019

I've now made a few quilts with "faux" piping binding. By sewing together two different sizes of binding, when folded in half, the larger one peeks out, making it look like piping. Here is a pdf.
And more with a video from Fons and Porter
Really looks nice.

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parkermom by parkermom 11 Jun 2019

Thank you. it really does look super.

by powagrl 10 Jun 2019

If you have a serger, it is possible to add a crochet lace to your bias tape that would mimic a picot stitch. If you search "Serger Crochet Lace", you will find several videos showing this technique.
Meanwhile, here is a link to Babylock projects with written instructions.

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parkermom by parkermom 10 Jun 2019

wow thank you. I never thought to use my serger!

by crafter2243 Moderator 09 Jun 2019

No I have not done this, but it sounds intriguing

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parkermom by parkermom 10 Jun 2019

I just don't want to pay $3 per yard on top of paying for the fabric yardage. Makes it not worth making (almost)