This review is for the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker. When I want to quickly run up some bias binding for a craft project the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker is what I use. It’s easy to use and there are a number of tip sizes available that make ideal for most of the projects I do.
It comes packaged in a neat little container so it fits nicely in a spare spot on the craft table. I haven’t had any problems with running the material through the machine it even handles the pieces of fabric that have been joined together without any hassle. I did have an issue at the start as I couldn’t get the material to run through on its own but it was operator error and once I worked out that I needed to push the cover in securely I have had no problems since.
- It’s quick and easy to use, you can make 12 feet of tape in 60 seconds.
- There are no burnt fingers, something I used to suffer when ironing my tape, now my fingers are nowhere near the hot iron.
Watch the video below to see how to use the Simplicity Bias Maker
Personally, I can’t speak highly enough of this little machine. I generally use the 1¼” tip and I have a choice of two tips, one folds the material in half and the other folds in both sides to the middle of the strip.
- I mostly use cotton fabric but there is a temperature gauge that allows you to set the right temperature for the fabric you are using.
- And if I walk away and forget to turn it off that’s not a problem as the machine turns off after 10 mins. This is a great feature because sometimes I am in such a hurry to get back to my project I simply bundle up the bias tape and forget to press the off button.