How to Sew Machine Tape to Scraps

With this sewing project, you’ll create pieces of fabric that are suitable for all kinds of projects. While these scrappy strips work especially well for quilt blocks.

Materials Needed:

– Adding machine tape – Fabric remnants – Cutting mat – Rotary cutter – Ruler

To create the backing of our scrappy strips, we’ll use adding paper or some other thin type of paper.

Set Up Your Paper Strips and Sewing Machine

Plan Your Strip and Pick Out Fabric Remnants

Take some time to think about what you’d like your finished product to look like.

Sew Your First Pieces

Make sure that the fabric pieces go over each edge of the tape, and then sew the pieces together onto the paper with a seam at the bottom edge of the fabric. 

Repeat Until the Paper Strip is Covered

Continue sewing remnants onto your scrappy strips. After every few pieces, use your rotary tool to trim excess fabric from either side of the strip.

Use your ruler to create straight edges on either side and trim off just the raw edges to maintain the size of your strip.

Trim Your Scrappy Strips

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How to Sew Machine Tape to Scraps –  Video Tutorial