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Tutorial: Using Single Fold Bias Tape to Hem a Circle Skirt

Niina Kivelä

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Blogger: Natasha Chrismas

Hem a Circle Skirt with Bias Tape

Hemming a circle skirt can be tricky. However, Single Fold Bias Tape, can be used as a fun and easy way to finish a circle skirt.  To make it even better, it can add an interesting pop of color to the inside of the garment. Store bought bias tape works wonderfully and is the quickest method. Most Little Lizard King circle skirt patterns recommend using a 1/2’’ single fold bias tape for this purpose, such as the Sorrento Dress, Oxford Skirt, Arendelle and City Lights Skirt, but any width will do. Making your own bias tape may take a little extra time, but it also allows you to choose any fabric desired for the bias tape.  Have fun experimenting with different looks!


Unfold one side and align the bottom raw edge of the bias tape to the bottom raw edge of the skirt, right sides together.  Fold over the beginning edge of the bias tape 1/2’’ wrong sides together and pin in place.

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Continue pinning the bias tape around the circumference of the skirt.

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When you reach the starting point again, overlap the bias tape by 1/2’’ and trim.

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Sew along the first fold of the bias tape to secure.

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Press the bias tape down towards the bottom of the skirt, keeping the folded edge of the bias tape folded.

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Fold it to the back to the wrong side of the skirt, repress the fold on the bias and pin in place.

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Stitch using a 1/8’’ seam allowance to secure. 

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The skirt is now hemmed, with no bias tape visible when right side out.

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