Vilene's Formaband Bias Tape is not like any other bias tape, think of it as a seam tape for curves!
Patterns often instruct you to 'stay stitch' areas. This is because when fabric is cut, but not sewn, it is prone to stretching, you may not even notice this stretch until you have finished your garment, but it can have devastating consequences. A neckline can be floppy or other parts of the garment appear limp or out of shape, and there is nothing you can do at this point to rescue the garment.
Carefully stay stitching - sewing around the edges of the pattern pieces using a large stitch, close to the edge, will stabilise your fabrics and this is why it is recommended, but even the action of staystitching can result in stretching.
Vilene's Bias Tape is a heaven-sent little tape that does the job of stay-stitching for you. The tape is just 12mm wide and has a stay stitch running down one side. Simply Iron the tape into place (press firmly with dry heat - see video above) and your fabric will be stabilised, ready to start dressmaking.
This tape works with stretchy and non-stretchy fabrics.
Order in mtrs, the more you order the longer your piece of interfacing will get, or opt for one of our great value pre-cut mini rolls:
- Save 10% when you order a 10mtr pack
- Save 20% when you order a 25mtr pack.
- Save 30% when you order a 100mtr roll.
- Availability: In Stock