SoBiased

Handmade Bias Tape and Quilt Binding

Long Beach, California | 6473 Sales

SoBiased

Handmade Bias Tape and Quilt Binding

Long Beach, California 6473 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(1940)

Announcement   Welcome to SoBiased! I make bias tape and quilt binding from beautiful, unique and high quality fabrics you don't normally see in binding packages. Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest (@SoBiased), Facebook (SoBiased), and Twitter (@SoBiasedShop) to keep up to date with new items coming in to the shop and projects made with SoBiased tape! I'm happy to do custom orders with specific fabrics of your choice, convo me if interested.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 18, 2018

Welcome to SoBiased! I make bias tape and quilt binding from beautiful, unique and high quality fabrics you don't normally see in binding packages. Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest (@SoBiased), Facebook (SoBiased), and Twitter (@SoBiasedShop) to keep up to date with new items coming in to the shop and projects made with SoBiased tape! I'm happy to do custom orders with specific fabrics of your choice, convo me if interested.

Liv McMillan

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Liv McMillan

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About

Handmade Bias Tape to support my fabric hoarding

Hi! My name is Liv and I make handmade bias tape and quilt binding. I love to sew and use bias tape and bindings on a lot of my projects, to add an interesting trim or to face garments with, but was always so turned off by the bias tapes available in the sewing supply shops. That stiff polyester bias tape drives me nuts! I decided to make my own from beautiful soft fabrics in fun patterns and gorgeous colors that I wasn't finding elsewhere, and thought if I had a need for them, maybe others did too! It's become my favorite hobby, shopping for new fabrics and making them into tapes for the shop, and then getting to use the remnants for my own sewing projects. I love being a part of this amazing crafting community!

Shop members

  • Liv McMillan

    Owner

    Hi! I'm Liv and I'm a fabric snob. That's where the So Biased comes in. I'm pretty particular about the fabrics I choose to make my bias tape from, selecting them because they're unusual, interesting, and/or gorgeous. Hope you like them too!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 12, 2017
Welcome to SoBiased! I'm Liv and I’m a fabric hoarder. (Hi Liv.) I love searching for and buying beautiful and interesting fabrics and then whipping them up into bias tapes and quilt bindings. I found the bias tape and quilt binding selections at my local sewing supply stores to be woefully lacking (that stiff polyester blend drives me nuts!), and thought a little shop to sell them exclusively would help to feed my habit.

If you need different yardage amounts, would like to see specific fabrics/widths or just have a few questions, please send me a convo. I'd be happy to hear from you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Returns are accepted within ten days of receiving your items.

If you are unhappy with your bias tape, you can return it for a full refund minus shipping charges. You must pay return shipping. The bias tape/quilt binding must be in the same condition you received it; new, uncut and sell-able.

Please contact me before sending your return items.
Payment
I accept PayPal at checkout. You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to pay through PayPal and you can use most major credit cards. I also accept Etsy Gift Cards.

All payments must be made within 48 hours of purchase or your order will be cancelled.

**Please note all California residents will be charged a 9% sales tax. The cost of living in beautiful California I guess...***
Shipping
All ready made orders will ship within 2 business days, most likely next business day. All made-to-order tapes and quilt bindings will ship within 1-2 weeks. Most will ship sooner than this, but if it's a large order, it may take longer. Please convo me before you place the order if you would like an exact date of when your order will ship!

Items will be shipped via USPS calculated shipping (the Etsy discounted prices, not the Postal Store prices!). You can choose First Class or Priority Shipping at checkout.

***I ship to your Etsy address. Please make sure it is up to date. SoBiased is not responsible for packages shipped to an out of date address. SoBiased is not responsible for packages after they leave our possession. SoBiased is not responsible for lost or damaged packages. If you are concerned about your shipment getting lost, please contact me regarding shipping insurance. ***
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are made in my smoke-free home, and packaged individually in cello resealable plastic sleeves. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have further questions I have not addressed!

More information

Last updated on Aug 1, 2016
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between double-fold bias tape and double-fold quilt binding?

Double-fold bias tape is made from strips of fabric cut on the bias (a 45 degree angle providing stretch to the fabric strip), with the raw edges folded in towards the middle of the strip, and then folded over again, tucking the raw cut edges inside the fold. Double-fold quilt binding can be cut on the grain, cross-grain, or bias, but the strips are folded just once in half, with the cut raw edges aligned. Tutorials with great pictures on how to sew on bias tape and quilt binding can be found on my Pinterest page! https://www.pinterest.com/SoBiased/bias-tape-tutorials/

How do you tie the hair bows made with bias tape, and how do you seal the ends?

My Pinterest page has a few good tutorials on how to make bias tape hair bows. https://www.pinterest.com/SoBiased/projects-to-make-with-sobiased-tape/

To seal the ends, I find that Fray Check (found at most sewing supply stores) does a great job keeping the ends from looking raggedy. Clear nail polish or a dab of hot glue squished between the folds also works!

Care instructions

Most of the fabrics I use for my bindings are new and unwashed before being made into binding. All vintage fabrics are washed before being made into binding. I sew with my bindings and haven't had any issues with shrinkage or rippling in them after being sewn on and washed, nor have I received any feedback commenting on this happening. If you're concerned about color bleeding though (e.g. a red binding on a white quilt!), Shout brand Color Catchers (found on Amazon or at Target) are fantastic at preventing this. I highly recommend them!

Custom and personalised orders

I'm happy to do custom orders! If you are requesting a specific fabric that I'm not currently listing in the shop or plan to list, there may be a minimum order of yards required to purchase. If it's a fabric that I use, there is no minimum order. You can send me fabric to make binding from, or you can tell me the fabrics you would like and I can purchase them. Convo me for more custom order details!