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Binder Tape: A beginner guide

You might wonder what binder tape is and what it is used for. In this article, let’s find out more details about binder tape by checking ApparelX popular binder tape!

What is binder tape?

Binder tape is a tape with a fold line in the center of the tape to facilitate folding in half, and like bias tape, it is used for fabric edge treatment to prevent fabric fraying.
It is an excellent product that allows fabric edges to be sandwiched evenly between the front and back sides of the fabric and neatly trimmed.
For example, if you want to sandwich fabric in a 9 x 9 mm size, you would use 9 mm on the front side and 9 mm on the back side.

 Popular Binder tapes

Let’s find out our most recommend binder tape product!

SIC-FB011 Knit Stretch Binder

This is a thin knit binder made of 95% polyester and 5% polyurethane.
Its stretchiness makes it ideal for edge trimming of curved parts such as collars and sleeves.
This product is one of the most popular tapes we carry at ApparelX, and is also ordered by my uniform manufacturer customers for use in aprons, cut and sewn clothing, blouses, shirts, and other items.
Keep in mind that the color available differs depending on the size.

SIC-2308 Metallic knit binder tape

This knit tape is made of 80% polyester and 20% nylon, and has a soft texture with delicate lame that shines elegantly.

The calm color range makes it an easy-to-use type even when it is glittery.

SIC-5057 Glitter stretch binder tape

This silver glitter stretch binder is 75% polyester, 20% polyurethane, and 5% nylon. This binder tape is a type that offers two different looks: glitter on one side and no glitter on the other.

SIC-EB010, SIC-5090, 146-26-16, 146-25-20

There are also cedar twill, stripes, dots, animal patterns, etc. as shown above.


We hope this article gives you a better glance at binder tapes. If you are interested in other types of binder tapes, please visit ApparelX.

For more ribbons, tapes, and cords, please go to the ApparelX Ribbons, Tapes, and Cords page.

Hi guys, this is Jane, the editor of ApparelX News. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, I hope my posts will help international readers get an overview about Japanese fashion industry as well as Japanese culture!