Before & After: 4 Bias Tape Upgrades

Beth Huntington

Make this the Summer of the Homemade Upgrade. Armed with your own arsenal of bias tape, you'll be able to add a personal touch to many ordinary items. We'll show you how to make your own bias tape, then help you add it to towels, jean shorts, flip flops, and pillows.

Related: Learn how to make projects with bias tape

Before: Make the Bias Tape

Beth Huntington

Bias tape is super pliable, versatile, and easy to make. After reading this tutorial, you'll never want to buy bias tape from the fabric store again.

Related: Learn How to Make Your Own Bias Tape

After: Freshen Up an Old Towel

Beth Huntington

Breathe new life into worn-out bath towels with the colorful addition of your favorite bias tape along the edges.

Related: Learn How to Freshen Up an Old Towel

After: Update Summer Shorts

Beth Huntington

Don't throw away your stained or ripped jeans! They can be resurrected and completely transformed into adorable summer shorts with a bias tape trim.

Related: Learn How to Update Summer Shorts

After: Spruce Up Flip Flops

Beth Huntington

Whether you've broken a pair of flip flops or you just want to make yours more unique, adding bias tape will give them a one-of-a-kind look.

Related: Learn How to Spruce Up Flip Flops

After: Recover an Old Pillow

Beth Huntington

Want to give furniture a summery look? Don't bust your budget at the store--recover your pillows instead. Bias tape corded piping completes the look.

Related: Learn How to Recover an Old Pillow