That Fabulous Finny

January 22nd

Seams to me Taxi Tote

Finny sent me an email last week to say, “stop your whining about bias tape and saddle up already. Watch this video and tell me even your goofy ass can’t sew it.” Okay, she didn’t say it exactly that way, but I’ve never been as funny as she is.

Seams to me Taxi Tote

Angry Chicken’s bias tape video is only 4 minutes but took about 3 hours worth of grief out of my life. Her method of sewing bias tape makes a lot of sense. So much so, I decided to give the Taxi Tote another try — or three.

Perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment, but Finny and the Chicken typically know what they are talking about. Back soon with the verdict,


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14 Responses

  1. YAY for simplifying. Good luck!

  2. Jennifer January 22, 2009

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think. Bias tape scares me!

    (time for a new cutting mat?)

  3. Good luck! Three new bags! Check you out! You’re on a roll!

  4. That tutorial rocks! I always wondered about the uneven sides!!! Thanks for the link and good luck with the new taxi tote.

  5. Good for you for simplifying and moving forward with bias tape! Look forward to seeing yor completed taxi bags.

  6. That video is hilarious and so is Finny. I am so excited that you are making more bags… I think I need to get my paws on that book!

  7. Tina in Duluth January 22, 2009

    What a great tutorial! I love tongue depressor faces! Mostly, I like the information. My friend’s mom used to sew bias tape on, sewing only once. Her Barbie clothes would make mouths drop on runways all over the world, but that is another story!

    It never occurred to me to sew it TWICE like I do when I bind a quilt. DING! DING! DING! that was the sound of a light bulb going off in my head.

  8. My goodness it looks like you need a new cutting mat!
    Yes, once you get the hang of bias tape – its a breeze.

  9. Seriously, that tutorial saved my bias tape hating life. It’s a must watch for anyone attempting something as death-defying as bias tape sewing. Glad it helped!

  10. Okay, I’m not a sewer. What is bias tape sewing? Can it be explained to a non sewer? I’m very curious as I’m trying to add sewing into my life.

  11. It is a VERY good tute. That Angry chicken, she rocks. I’ve referenced it many a times.

  12. You inspired me to sew a taxi tote. love it.

  13. Excellent help and links, Kelli. Isn’t it wonderful how “a little help from our friends” can make all the difference in the world?