Bias tape making fail…

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Ok, I tried, but didn’t succeed…  I am so annoyed!   I have spent what feels like hours working on this bias tape.  And guess what? I still managed to mess it up and had to just sew the ends together.  If I had just done that to begin with, it probably would have taken 15 minutes.  I tried so hard, I studied several tutorials, I watched some on YouTube.  I still ended up with this…

Yep, 8 lengths of Bias tape sewed to themselves.  And that is after carefully measuring and drawing the lines in the wrong direction and sewing it the wrong way too.  I give up…

Next time I will just sew a few strips together or just use the store bought stuff, like I usually do.

By the way, I do have one of these, and it works great.  I had been coveting one of those new Simplicity Bias Tape Making machines.  I even considered spending my birthday money on it, boy I am glad I didn’t.  (See what I did get here: Birthday Swag

Here is the result of my 3-hour-turned-all day-project.

Here she is wearing it:

Came out darn cute!  It is just a pillowcase-style dress.  I shirred the top and added bias tape ties.

Now I am off to enjoy our last day of spring break…  Yesterday, we had a picnic in the yard, and probably will again today, the kids love it!

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  1. Do you have a link / tutorial for how to make this dress by any chance?

  2. Your dress is beautiful!! I make my own bias tape, it takes some practics but keep trying and it will get easier. 🙂

  3. Just bought elastic thread the other day – can't wait to try it! Your dress is beautiful

  4. Oh no! I'm sorry the tape didn't work out, but the dress is super cute! Sometimes if I get frustrated with my sewing, I leave it and come back another day when I'm more refreshed and ready to start again.

  5. Bummer on the bias tape… I've been trying to work up the nerve to give it a go myself. It just seems so complicated! However, your dress is SUPER cute!! Perfect for summer! 🙂