Bias is a word that not a lot of people are familiar with. Nevertheless, we all see and use it on a daily basis, without realizing it.
In the world of textile bias, bias binding or bias ribbon is a very common and necessary material. Bias comes from the French word for diagonal. It is therefore self-explanatory that this is a diagonal thread.
An important question that a lot of people ask themselves is: why do we need a diagonal thread (bias) instead of a straight thread? It’s quite simple.
A straight fabric is not elastic and cannot be stretched. Trying to make a round shape with a non-elastic fabric will lead to problems, it will created folds and creases. The resulting shape will never be fully round, but rather a polygon with many sides.
This straight thread is put at an angle of 12°, 38° or 45°. We do this with many sorts of materials, such as cotton, polyester cotton, vilene, polyester satin, non-woven … This way, we create bias binding or bias ribbon.
By making an elastic binding (read: elastic bias), we can easily border round shapes. Think of parasols, lingerie, children’s clothing, table cloths, car seats, carpets …
Since we produce everything on the customer’s demand, our bias ribbon is available in every width, depending on the customer’s wishes.
We offer our bias in many different colours, please consult our colour chart to see them all.
We always start with bias on a roll. This is subsequently cut to size, resulting in bias binding on discs.
If so desired, we can supply our bias binding in piping cord or folding. You will find more info on the corresponding pages.