Definition of bias tape in US English:

bias tape

(also bias binding)


  • A narrow strip of fabric cut obliquely and used to bind edges or for decoration.

    • ‘The iron also is ideal for applying fusible bias tape before stitching it in place.’
    • ‘Finish front with bias tape, 1-1/2 inch wide grosgrain or fabric strip sewn to edges and turned into inside and stitched down creating a facing.’
    • ‘Bias tape may be purchased or you may make it yourself to match your garment.’
    • ‘I've repaired one or two using bias tape as a ‘patch.’’
    • ‘Bind the edge with double-fold bias tape, foldover braid or ribbing.’


bias tape

/ˈbīəs ˈbīndiNG/