Jun 17, 2010
I was thrilled to discover last week a wonderful new blog called Annekata. The first post I read was a tutorial on how to make your own fabric tape, and I knew that was the first thing I wanted to do with my printed fabric.
The steps are quite simple. (And I'm sure you could even improvise with double-sided tape, but I wanted to create a more permanent bond between the fabric and tape.)
I bought some packaging tape and laid a strip of it on some wax paper. Since the tape had some gloss on the non-sticky side, I used sand paper to prepare the surface for glue. (If you skip this step, you'll find that the fabric will just peel right off of the tape. Believe me, I tried it!)
I applied some Tacky Glue on the tape (the bottle comes with a handy brush), and then laid a strip of fabric onto the tape.
I smoothed out the fabric with my fingers.
Once the glue dried, I used a rotary cutter to cut out the fabric tape and presto! My very own custom fabric tape.