1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites by Deepika Prakash

By Deepika Prakash

This publication comprises the simplest hands-on insider stitching counsel from the preferred stitching site PatternReview.com, a neighborhood of greater than 170,000 participants. The entries are gathered from the website’s huge, immense database of members’ shared reviews and recommendation, rated through hits and reports. additionally incorporated are 5 certain how-to positive factors through PatternReview.com's grasp academics and trend designers, who frequently behavior on-line chats and workshops (including Kenneth King, Susan Khalje, Sarah Veblen, Shannon Gifford, and Anna Mazur).

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This makes a pretty display and it's so convenient. —donna mel 240 Cocktail ice cube trays are the perfect size for bobbins. the trays stack and can be labeled for easy identification. —Lizz 241 I store my bobbins in metal AOL software boxes. the boxes are very shallow, so the bobbins fit in a single layer in the box; the lids are marked to indicate thread colors. I also keep a box just for empty bobbins. indd 35 (Text) (Ray) 35 4/30/10 10:04:56 AM 4/30/10 10:18:32 AM Job:04-18599 Title:CPI-Pattern Review:1000 clever sewing shortcuts&Tips #175 (P) Dtp:216 Page:35 Keep notions tidy By nature, long and skinny ribbons, elastics, and even zippers are challenging to store.

34 231 Commercial bobbin keepers, which prevent bobbins from losing their thread, are expensive and I never seem to have enough. I bought a length of plastic aquarium tubing (15mm or about 5 /8" outer diameter). I cut off little rings, cut the side of each ring open, and then slip the ring around the thread on the bobbin. I actually like these better—they are softer as well as cheaper and don’t crush the thread on fuller bobbins. —Astrostitcher 233 to keep bobbin thread from unwinding, wrap a small piece of Glad Press’n Seal around the bobbin, making sure to overlap and press securely.

Please, please make a muslin to make sure you want to use this technique before cutting into any good fabric! Follow the drawings below to make the change: • First draw a line parallel to the lengthwise grain from the notch on the back of the sleeve cap to the bottom edge; cut the pattern on this line. • Transfer the cut-off section to the opposite edge of the pattern, aligning the two underarm seamlines. • Add seam allowance to the new vertical edges (and to the rest of the pattern if necessary).

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