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Join Bias Strips

Sewing together two pieces of bias tape with a diagonal seam makes a sturdy seam that’s less bulky and less noticeable than a straight seam.  Here’s how:

 

Position and pin bias strips perpendicular to each other with right sides together and raw edges aligned. Draw a diagonal line on top bias strip from top left to bottom right.

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Sew on marked line to make a diagonal seam.

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Trim seam allowance to 1/4".

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Press seam allowance open.

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Fold and press edges toward center of bias strip.

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Fold pressed strip in half; press to make one continuous folded bias strip.

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