We’ll feature some of your favorite sewing tips here over the next few days. There’s a lot of great information out there!
|Crafty Mummy always knows where her scissors are… Do you?!|
|Michelle shows you how to use a pencil to turn tiny tubes at greetingarts!|
|Mary Jo recently shared her favorite tools of the trade at Five Green Acres. Check out her tips for how to add a seam allowance, how to make pattern weights, her favorite “unlikely” tools and her all-time favorite tool, bias tape makers.|
|Use a straw and a pipe cleaner to save a bundle on repair costs with Cheryl’s sewing machine cleaning tip from Naptime Quilter.|
|Lindsay has a super-quick pattern weight solution at The Cottage Home.|
|Maddie takes us through her Scissor Hall of Fame at Fresh Thread.|
|Vanessa at Live, Laugh, Sew tells you her fabric pre-washing secret!|
- Ashleigh loves her magnetic pin holder and pins with glow-in-the-dark pin heads (“…Easy to find at night…”)!
- Christine uses a pair of tweezers to thread her sewing machine and puts paper or fabric behind the needle to see the eye of the needle more clearly.
- Sara from Joy in Everything also always has a pair of tweezers handy to get lint out of the bobbin area or catch bits of thread.
- Susan uses a chopstick to push bulky fabric areas through her machine, to “iron” small seams while paper piecing, to push the seam while turning, etc.
- Leslie uses a disappearing ink marking pen and pins rather than a tracing wheel and tracing paper for darts and tucks (see her full explanation at the bottom of this post).
- Traci from my handmadehappiness uses her quilting bar to get precise channels when sewing boning in for corsets, etc.
- Linda from Roscoe’s Ma takes a digital photo of her design wall when her quilt design is just right, then she prints it and keeps it handy for reference.
- Kimberj from Arthur and I says office supply store butterfly clips on thick or slippery fabrics is like “…having lots of extra hands!”
- Kirsten from Something Cheeky turns her sewing machine 45 degrees to the left when she does a meandering quilt stitch (which helps her control the stitches with more of her body).
More tips coming tomorrow!…