Monday, August 10, 2009

Useful Thing

There are so many things out there that make our lives easier and more fun. They can be tempting and it's hard to know on sight if these gadgets are really worthwhile. This Bias Tape Maker from Simplicity caught my eye at Jo-Ann Fabrics; on sale for $89, plus a bonus $10 gift card for making the purchase. It found it's way into my heart and cart, an early birthday gift to myself.
So, this little machine folds, presses, and rolls out a one inch, single-fold bias tape in a flash. You wind a fabric strip on the spindle. After feeding the strip through the bias tip and pressing platform, you press a button and out comes the finished tape. The whole set-up is pretty easy and, if you hate standing at the ironing board pressing bias tape like I do, makes your sewing projects a whole lot easier. It's definitely a keeper. Video demo from Simplicity is here


Paula McNamee said...

What a fun new tool. Thanks for sharing. After making three different bindings for my Nature Gathered art quilts, I can see how this would be very useful. Hope to see you soon.

Lisa H said...

I have no idea what this does, but I'm sending the link to two of my mad-skills sewing girls...thanks for the tip!

purple bird art said...

This I have to have...I just created three yards the old fashioned way so I can really understand the value of this little tool!