This post is for my little sister Becky (who might be a little spoiled).
Bias tape is really only four steps. Cut. Sew. Fold and Iron. Fold and Iron again. Sounds pretty easy right? It is!
First off, you will need fabric. It really doesn't matter how much, but if it is less then a fat quarter, the seams get a little too much. You will need to start by finding the bias of the fabric. I do this by folding one corner in diangnaly and cutting on the fold. Now cut strips along the fold. If you want 1/4 binding you will need to cut an 1 1/4 strips, if 1/2 inch binding 2 1/4. This is because I it shrinks up in the making because of the stretch.
Iron all seams flat going one way. I usually also iron the strips to make sure it will run through the maker nicely.
Now take one end of your strips and feed it through the larger end on the maker.
I poke the fabric in as far as it will go and then use a pin to pull it through the rest of the way.