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I received my Simplicity Bias tape machine

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For the past few months, I’ve been researching various bias tapes apparatuses.

 

Manual Bias tape maker

Manual Bias tape maker

 

One of the items I looked at was the manual bias tape maker, but I wasn’t sold on it… although I still might try it out at some point. But for now,  I decided to purchase the Simplicity Bias Tape Machine.

I first saw Angela Wolf demonstrate the machine and I wrote about it on my blog, but I held off on making the purchase until today. I finally ordered it this morning and it arrived about an hour ago. You’ve got to love Amazon Prime’s same day service.

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Simplicity Bias Tape Machine

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I was so excited that I opened up the box immediately and ran to get my fabric sample.

2" strip ready to be fed into bias tape machine

2″ strip ready to be fed into bias tape machine

Guess what? I did not cut it on the bias. I know, I know…. I’ll do better next time, all right?

 

Simplicity Bias tape maker machine

My first impression? This gets very hot! Pay attention to the iron.

Neatly folded bias tape

Neatly folded bias tape

 

But it was well worth it to see my neatly folded bias tape.

Inside of bias tape. See how the edges match up nicely?

Inside of bias tape. See how the edges match up nicely?

 

Check out the inside, the edges match up perfectly!

How do you make your Bias tape double sided?

 

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Neatly wrapped double sided bias tape

 

I decided I wanted a double fold bias tape and so I folded and ironed the tape with my regular iron.

 

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Loving my double sided bias tape. Isn’t it pretty?

 

Look at my double sided bias tape! No need to buy bias tape anymore. Woohoo! I can make it myself. Based on the reviews, I should enjoy this machine for a while. Even though I did not cut on the bias, this sample is still perfectly fine to use.

Purchasing additional Bias tips in different sizes

It’s official, I’m loving my Simplicity Bias Tape machine. The machine comes with a 1″ bias maker tip. However you can buy additional sizes. I’ll be purchasing them in a few weeks.

Accessories Needed:

  1. Fabric
  2. Ruler
  3. Scissors
  4. Simplicity Bias Tape Machine

 

4 Comments

  1. Q – Mom taught us how to use the manual bias maker when we were young. Gee, I did not know they have an electric one. Guess what one of my next Joanne coupons will be used for? Thanks for this blog!

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    Thread Lover Reply:

    I think you’ll like it. I’m impressed with how quickly it makes the tape. I did 20 yards of continuous bias tape in a little over five minutes. I”m impressed! I’ve found that waiting a few minutes for the iron to get hot is very helpful. I’m finding it gets nicely hot in about three minutes.

    I have read that there is a way to do double fold bias tape with the machine. I’ll play around with that to see if I can figure it out, but if not I’ll keep using my iron. Even if I don’t figure a way to accomplish this, this machine is saving me a lot of time!
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  2. Too bad these machines are discontinued 😢

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    Opal @ThreadLover Reply:

    I know. A lady commented on one of my posts about the machine a few years ago. I have no idea why they’d discontinue it. Perhaps a safety issue? It’s amazing!
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