1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers

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By Deepika Prakash

This ebook comprises the simplest hands-on insider stitching suggestions from the preferred stitching site PatternReview.com, a neighborhood of greater than 170,000 individuals. The entries are accrued from the website’s huge, immense database of members’ shared reviews and recommendation, rated by way of hits and stories. additionally incorporated are 5 specific how-to positive aspects by way of PatternReview.com's grasp lecturers and trend designers, who on a regular basis behavior on-line chats and workshops (including Kenneth King, Susan Khalje, Sarah Veblen, Shannon Gifford, and Anna Mazur).

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Els 151 A magnet board on an easel retains my development guide sheet seen whereas I stitch. the forums, made through LoRan, are available in a number of sizes and are bought within the needlework part of craft shops. the single i purchased got here with a folding stand and magnet strips. —LoriB 152 even if my sewing/craft room has a counter at stitching laptop peak, base cupboards on each one finish, and cupboards overhead, I had nowhere to place my present trend yet at the counter. So I positioned corkboards that i will be able to pin the development to at the wall in the back of my counter. I additional strip magnets round the outdoors to carry bobbins, protection pins, needles, no matter what, and the corkboards additionally carry miscellaneous apparatus like scissor wallet and hemostats for turning tubes. —Mary Stiefer 153 I picked up a strong, wood-based twine photo/card holder at a backyard sale for a greenback and use it to carry trend instructions at eye point on my stitching desk. —Shinobu 154 the reflected wall in our formal eating room, which does doubleduty as my stitching room, is particularly convenient while becoming and hemming. the wall additionally serves as a cheap bulletin board for development directions that may be taken down while visitors come over: I positioned the trend directions and the development envelope into binder clips and cling them from the hooks of suction cups affixed to the replicate. —PattiK make a fresh Swipe one hundred fifty five i used to be giving my stitching room a big cleansing and desired to choose up the thread crumbs at the carpet ahead of vacuuming. I had a used dryer sheet balled up in my hand to airborne dirt and dust puppy hairs out of the corners. I swiped the sheet around the Berber carpet—and the threads clung to it. i made a decision i wanted to proportion this concept! —BeckyC 156 A pen-sized, telescoping magnet presents a slick technique to choose up dropped pins and needles. My husband urged this mechanic’s device and purchased it for me at an automobile components shop. —Celie 157 i attempted utilizing my adhesive lint curler to scrub the slicing mat whilst i used to be engaged on a bit pincushion venture. It labored like a snap! No mess, and no pulling out the vac to scrub the carpet. —Jennifer shaw 158 My husband bought a longhandled rest room brush lately. considering the fact that we already had one, I concealed it in my stitching room. After completing a stitching undertaking and desirous to freshen up all these threads, i noticed the recent brush within the nook, and a mild bulb clicked on—I reached for the comb and whisked up all these threads. —gorgeous 159 I wrap packing tape, sticky aspect out, round outdated, dry sponges. One I retain by means of my stitching computer to select up threads. one other, close to the couch the place I hand stitch, is principally great for dab-dabbing the small threads that acquire on textile in the course of a serger “rip” consultation. whilst the tape on either side of the sponge is stuffed, I substitute it. i believe those little sticky tape wraps are well worth the hassle to make simply because i've got fewer threads flying approximately. —j222b one hundred sixty A handful of these small, unusable scraps of fusible interfacing eliminates thread and upholstery “fuzz” out of your slicing desk, stitching computer, scissor blades, and in other places.

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