The expert seamstress I know told me about making your own bias tape and I was ecstatic! I found tutorials on line and now find great joy in making 10-12 yards of 3 inch wide bias tape out of a mere 1/2 yard of cute fabric even if I don't need it! http://pir8.freeservers.com/quilting/CBT/ is page of detailed directions.
I used the red and white bias tape to make a band around the bottom of a dress that was too short for Lizzie. She got away with that before I snapped a picture. But this little skirt we made is trimmed in white store bought bias tape. I just love bias tape!