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. Its easy to use and there are a number of tip sizes available which 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 the 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 no where near the hot iron.
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.
My personal view, I love it.
Check out the video above to see how it works.
You can buy the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker from Amazon.com or if you live in Australia it is readily available from the following outlets (to name just a few):