Piping is a versatile embellishment that is easy to use. You may add it to the edge of a collar, pocket, hem, sleeve. And you can sew it between seams. It's also great for finishing home dec projects.
Single fold bias tape is great for neckline and armhole curves. I even use it for hems in dresses and slacks.
It took me a while to get the hang of it. I read the instructions, set up the machine and tried my hand at making piping. I wasn't getting the quality piping that I expected. So I went over the instructions again to discover I didn't make sure the heating element was properly fitted to the machine. Once I resolved the issue, it worked like a charm.
The machine comes with all the tools to create bias tape and piping. You'll need to buy the adhesive and cording. Simplicity carries a variety of tools to help make using the machine a smooth process, but I was able to get nice piping and bias tape without them. You can also purchase tips of different sizes for various width and core sizes.
|Single Fold Bias Tape|
What I like about this machine:
It is compact, easy to assemble and easy to store.
Once assembled a push of a button starts the process and produces perfect bias tape and piping.
You can make your own custom piping and tape in complementary or contrasting fabric.
What I didn't like about it:
No adhesive was included with the machine for make the piping. You had to go out and purchase that separately.
I wish the spindle for the adhesive had a cap or stay to stabilize it. The tape fell off the spindle a few times while making the piping.
This is a great small machine to have in your sew room. It's easy to assemble and produces perfect piping and bias tape.