This is a 2-session workshop!

Workshop: Making and Using Bias and Straight of Grain Tapes in Garments

Two Part Zoom Class on Sat., March 26, 2022, and Sat., April 9, 2022

Lorraine Torrence,

 Part 1 on March 26, 2022 – 2 hours, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Class will begin with an overview of making bias and straight of grain tapes, including how to cut the tape, width considerations, suitability of different fabrics for the tape and tools for making tapes. We will also see slides of garments in which bias and or straight of grain tapes are used to embellish the garment followed by a video on making bias and straight of grain tapes and using them in garments. The assignment will be to make a garment using bias and/or straight of grain tapes as embellishments before the final class on April 9.

Students will be asked to finish garments and take photos of the garments by Wednesday, April 6, and e-mail them to Lorraine for inclusion in a Power Point slide show of the results in the second part of the class on April 9, 2022.

Part 2 on April 9, 2022 – 3 hours, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

In this part of the class, we will look at a slide show of the garments made by the students using bias and straight of grain tapes.  Each student will have a chance to talk about the work they are presenting, describing their process, any challenges and how the challenges were overcome, any questions about the process which would make another project easier, and hear comments and critique from other students and the instructor.


An inexpensive reference that may be ordered prior to the class, if done so by March 9, 2022:

Bright Ideas for Wearables, Vol. 5: Bias and Straight of Grain Tapes  Leaflet from Lorraine Torrence Designs available for $4 at–Leaflets/p/Bright-ideas-for-Wearables-Vol-5-Bias-and-StraightofGrain-Tapes-x15782531.htm.

IMPORTANT: your online receipt will contain two links to register for the two Zoom sessions for this workshop. Be sure to register for both!