I'm so excited to share with you my favorite DIY technique for making bias binding!
I love making my own bias binding for so many reasons. Here are a few:
the quality is soooo much better than you get in packaged bias trims
I can make any length or width of bias trim that I want
DIY bias trims are so much cuter - I get to pick the fabric
making your own is faster than going to the store
I wanted to make some anyway, so I made a video for you (you're welcome)!
From an 18'' square of fabric (cut from a fat quarter), you can get almost 3 1/2 yards of bias tape that is 2 1/4'' wide (my current preference) or 4 yards if you cut it 2'' wide.
This technique works with just about any size square, although I wouldn't try it with a square smaller than 10'' - there would be too many seams and not very much trim. Once I did it with a 36'' square - using up almost a yard. That was a LOT of bias trim!!!!
Now hurry and make at least 2 yards so you will be able to sew the Perfect DIY Wallet.
Or the Pretty Box Pouch! Both of these free sewing tutorials use bias binding. :)