Bias Tape Magnetic Photo Frame

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Today I’m sharing a tutorial to make these fun Bias Tape Magnetic Photo Frames! They’re a perfect gift for family members, or to keep on your own fridge! They’re also easy and fun to whip up, and you’ll have them finished in no time!

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Let’s get to work!

Materials:
plastic canvas: 3.75″x5.75″ – can be found in the craft section of most stores, or can substitute cardboard that you have on hand
clear vinyl: 4.25″x6.25″
cotton fabric for back of frame: cut 2- 4.75″x6.75″
1/2″ wide double fold bias tape (can be pre-made or handmade): 24″
2-4 magnets (2 will work if they have a strong force, otherwise 4 is recommended)
hot glue gun and glue

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Beginning on one short side of vinyl, sandwich bias tape around edge of vinyl, placing fold of bias tape at edge of vinyl. Stitch close to inner edge of bias tape. At end of each side, stop stitching, cut threads, fold bias tape into mitered corners, and begin stitching on next side. When you near the beginning of the bias tape, overlap ends of bias tape 1″ and fold free end under 1/2″ to make a clean finish.

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Topstitch along one long edge only, close to edge of bias tape.

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Press one short edge of each backing fabric piece 1/4″ to wrong side.

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Right sides together and with pressed edges unfolded, stitch the two back pieces together using a 1/4″ seam allowance along all sides EXCEPT side with pressed edges, forming a pocket.

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Trim corners, turn frame back right side out, and press flat along seams (pressed edges that were unstitched should be folded back inside of pocket). Insert plastic canvas piece into opening and stitch opening closed close to folded edges.

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Center vinyl piece over backing piece and pin in place, being sure that back piece is not overlapping vinyl piece at edges. Stitch together along three sides, close to edges of backing piece and bias tape, leaving side of bias tape that was previously topstitched open.

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Place magnets on back of frame back as desired and hot glue in place.

IMG_3510edit732Slide your photos into the opening, and you’re done!

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Comments

  1. These are really cute! Such a good idea ? and maybe I can use up some bit of stashed scraps! Thank you!

  2. What a great idea!

  3. I love it! Nicely done, again!

  4. Cute!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that features your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=86869 –Anne

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