Super Easy DIY Fabric Tape

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This really is a super easy project that you can do in under half an hour.  You can definitely do it watching Girls, The Good Wife or The Jinx, which is our current watch list.

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Maybe you, like me, have fabric scraps hanging around from various projects.  Throwing away good fabric, even a small piece seems such a waste, but equally you don’t want it hanging around forever.  This year, for me, is all about using up what I already have and not buying anything new when making things for my home, family and friends.  So I’m going to try and think of projects to use everything up. The stash is getting out of control!  I also have a secret stationary obsession and definitely can’t justify spending any money on really pretty fabric tape.  So I’ll just make my own and you can too.

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I have only suggested you get two pairs of scissors ready as I have ruined a couple of pairs of fabric scissors by using them to cut tape, paper, card etc.  but you can just use normal scissors if you don’t have fabric ones. I think this works best if you choose lightweight cotton fabrics that don’t fray too easily.  I used some scraps left over from the quilt I was making.

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And also a few other bits I had lying around.

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All you need to do is lay your fabric right side down on a flat surface and stick the tape to the edge.

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Then cut the fabric as close to the tape as possible and trim the ends off the tape. That’s it!

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This is a really pretty way of taping up brown paper for special presents or parcels, it even makes newspaper look really pretty if you want to do some eco wrapping.  I used mine for the first time today when I sent off a special letter for the project ’52 Hellos’ from Meet me at Mikes – you can read about the project and get involved too here.

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2 thoughts on “Super Easy DIY Fabric Tape

  1. Great idea! I’ve got some bits of fabric lying around the house that I’ve been wondering what to do with. Now I know 🙂

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