But hey! Then I came up with the idea that I could make my own fabric tape in small amounts! I have lots of different fabrics and this way I would never get bored of it, because it would be always new!
I tried it and it worked! It's really really easy and let me tell you...I think it works better than some commercial ones I've had!
So, what we need?
Fabrics, of course! Small fabric scraps won't be useful here, we need long fabric strips, as long as you want your fabric tape to be. I used quilting cottons and they worked very well. I guess if you use thicker fabrics will work well too, even better probably.
We need double adhesive carpet tape, I know we aren't doing anything with carpet but that's the best I could find (I was skeptical at first but wow it worked better than I thought!). The key of this product, apart that it's double adhesive, is that it has a very good adhesion on irregular, porous & rough surfaces, and fabric fits well here! It was extremely cheap too, so win win!
Finally, we also need a cutting mat, a rotary cutter and a quilting ruler.
OK, now let's start!
1. Unfold some adhesive tape over the cutting mat, sticky side facing up. 2. Carefully, extend the fabric over the adhesive tape. Wrong side of the fabric must be facing the sticky side of the tape. Press well with your hands and remove any wrinkles. 3. Cut the adhesive tape from the roll. 4. Flip the fabric over and don't peel off the paper (yellow) of the other sticky side of the adhesive tape yet.
I tried mine in different surfaces and it works great! It really adheres strongly to the fabric while at the same time, the other side allows you to play with it (and you can even reuse it!). I was worried about the edges, but really there's no unraveling of the fabric!
You can find out there endless ideas of what to make with your fabric tape. Do whatever you want but have fun! :)