The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 3: Summer Shorts and Some Winners


Well, he-llooooooo…………summer! So nice to have you back.

Here in Eastern Oregon the grass is green, the lilacs are blooming and the sun has been shining. Time to break out the shorts and get ready for those glorious warm summer days.


Head on over to eHow by clicking here for some more ideas on how to use all that fun handmade bias tape we made a few weeks ago. I’ve been making so much of the stuff, my stash is overflowing. So this week, I’d like to give more away to thank you for all of your comments and pins.


Congratulations to the first two bias tape winners:

Wendi Marconette-Meisenheimer


Kerry Livingston

Send a quick email to me at to let me know where to send your bias tape.

And don’t forget about my new BurdaStyle web seminar, Secret Ways to Make Your Sewing Blog a Success, coming up on Thursday, June 5th at 11:00 (EST).

We had such a good turnout at my last seminar and I’m so pumped and flattered that BurdaStyle has asked me to share my ideas for creating a successful sewing blog. Wow, who’d a thought? I do hope you’ll be able to join us!


For more refashion inspiration:

Easy DIY Refashion Tutorials

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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31 Responses to The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 3: Summer Shorts and Some Winners

  1. sewnbyleanne says:

    I love this idea. I’ve been doing this with my boys jeans for years. I use their old t-shirts to make the bias binding!! Love your blog. Leanne

  2. lyn says:

    I have had such fun with your bias technique. It has made the process so easy. Thank you for your instructions. Love your blog too.

  3. Such fun ways to use bias tape Beth! I can so see myself cutting off some of Curly Cutie’s too short jeans and adding bias tape. Now you have me thinking about other ways I can use it. Thanks!

  4. Frank says:

    Shorts and shoes are really cute in pictures you shared. Keep posting!

  5. says:

    Too cute! Love the shorts! Short jean skirt?

    Thinking of you in these last weeks.

    Sent from my iPad


  6. Sharon says:

    I made my granddaughter a blue flowered blouse with polka dot shorts. I trimmed the blouse with bias from the polka dot fabric and made her American Girl doll a set to match. She loved it. I live in TN and she lives in OR. Appreciate your great blog.

    • Oh, Sharon, I bet she LOVED that outfit! Especially made by Grandma! Which American Girl Doll does she have. My daughter has Kirsten.

      • Sharon says:

        I ordered it for her online and chose the hair and skin type, not sure she had a name. She wanted it to look like her with brown hair and a few freckles. She loves it and the clothes. She lives in Coos Bay, OR. Thanks for all the great ideas. Just made an outfit for my youngest granddaughter yesterday and couldn’t resist making bias to trip the armholes. The top fabric looked liked vintage flour sack – small roses in peach, lavender and green. The shorts were a tiny green polka dot. So much fun sewing them.

  7. love the shorts idea…I would even like a pair…and will probably do this!…and shoestrings to match!…I’ll never grow up!

  8. Great ideas! Your granddaughter is such a cutie! 🙂

  9. Joslin says:

    Love the shoe laces!

  10. tunjungwcp says:

    Thanks so much for your post. We have a small project in north Bali where we work with the women of the village called Tunjung. Thanks for your ideas and we look forward to having time to look through all your posts.

  11. Nora says:

    Shoelaces, denim pockets, zipper, and hem…here I come!

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  13. JeanneC says:

    These are so beautiful, and I love how they jazz up shorts or kids shirts.

  14. Jo H. says:

    So so so CUTE, dang it! Keep the ideas coming 🙂

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