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Martha Stewart Living, September 2006

Twill tape typically has a functional use, as reinforcement on seams. But colorful bands of it can also be used on almost any fabric as ornamentation. Here we used two widths of twill tape on a cotton-canvas headboard slipcover. Using a ruler and a disappearing-ink pen or a tailor's pencil, sketch pattern onto fabric. Working one section at a time, iron twill tape on top of self-adhesive fusible tape, folding twill at a 45-degree angle at corners, and cutting fusible tape to match.

Comments (2)

  • Senecal 5 Oct, 2009

    You can get the same type of effect with custom composit metal strips, for this or other types of personalized artwork at www.wemakecustomsigns.com

  • NorbieK 26 Oct, 2008

    what a great idea!