In my previous post, I promised to come back and show how I achieve those eighth inch stems. I use a bias tape maker, they come in all sizes. For these tiny stems you will need one that is 6MM or (1/4")
When you are purchasing your bias maker, pay attention to the "mouth" Can you see the difference here?These are both the 1/4" bias tape makers, but the one with the big open mouth won't work for this. The one on the right is what you want to look for........mine is made by Clover and works wonderfully.
Begin by cutting your fabric strips slightly wider than a half inch
Dampen your strip with spray starch or Best Press, then press as you guide the fabric through the bias maker.You now have some nice 1/4 in stems.but wait...........want them even skinnier? Fold them in half and press once again.
Your raw edges are trapped inside and you now have a very narrow bias strip that can be easily curved for the most graceful, narrowest of stems