SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

PR Weekend Los Angeles

Forum > Patterns and Notions > Marking dark knit fabric? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Marking dark knit fabric?
lgrande
star
lgrande  Friend of PR
Montana USA
Member since 1/18/12
Posts: 2283
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 10/22/13 8:34 AM

I have several pair of knit pants that I need to shorten. (I buy Talls but then have to take two inches off the length.)
I've been trying to mark the new hems with my various marking pens/pencils and none seem to work very well on my dark knits.
Is there a pen/tool out there that you'd recommend?

------
Linda

Bernina 830LE - Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000 - Bernina B530 - Janome 6600P - Pfaff 1209 - Babylock Evolution - Janome 644 - Babylock Sashiko2 - Babylock BLCS-2

SheBear0320
starstar
SheBear0320  Friend of PR
Manitoba Canada
Member since 4/8/08
Posts: 4402
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande <<
thumbsup 5 members like this.


Date: 10/22/13 9:07 AM

I use a Chaco-Liner -- works great on dark colours and on stretchy fabric (knits and spandex).

Clover Chaco Liners -- they come in a variety of colours. This is the the new style -- I also have a couple of the old Slim-line Chaco-Liners but apparently they have been discontinued so the refills soon won't be available.

------
Sheila
"sewing very slowly to fill an empty closet"
2014 Stash Tally: 106.625 yds out/145.125 yds in (net +38.5 yds)

2015 Stash Busting:
12.5 yds sewn (as of 03/24/15)
20.0 yds purchased (as of 03/24/15)


Speech girl
starstar
Speech girl  Friend of PR
Member since 5/11/03
Posts: 2608
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande <<


Date: 10/22/13 9:09 AM

I have tailor's chalk in various colors: usually white or yellow will work on dark fabrics.

------
Kim
formerly mikkim
http://girlwithatimemachine.wordpress.com/

lgrande
star
lgrande  Friend of PR
Montana USA
Member since 1/18/12
Posts: 2283
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to SheBear0320 <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 10/22/13 9:32 AM

Thank you!
I just ordered one in white from Amazon (free shipping with Prime).

------
Linda

Bernina 830LE - Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000 - Bernina B530 - Janome 6600P - Pfaff 1209 - Babylock Evolution - Janome 644 - Babylock Sashiko2 - Babylock BLCS-2

CSM--Carla
star
CSM--Carla  Friend of PR
Florida USA
Member since 1/21/06
Posts: 1271
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 10/22/13 9:54 AM

Thin slivers of a well used bar of soap work well.

lgrande
star
lgrande  Friend of PR
Montana USA
Member since 1/18/12
Posts: 2283
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to CSM--Carla <<
thumbsup 3 members like this.


Date: 10/22/13 10:09 AM

Yes, I remember using those thin pieces of soap many, many years ago. However, I can't remember the last time I had any bar soap in the house - it's been at least 20 years.
But thanks for responding!

------
Linda

Bernina 830LE - Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000 - Bernina B530 - Janome 6600P - Pfaff 1209 - Babylock Evolution - Janome 644 - Babylock Sashiko2 - Babylock BLCS-2

MartiP
MartiP  Friend of PR
Member since 9/5/12
Posts: 853
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 10/22/13 11:03 AM

The Chaco-Liners and the Chaco fine line pencils. I found out about the pencils when I was doing a lot with fleece; they both make a mark with a very light touch.

------
MartiP

Ruckertt's Law; There is nothing so small that it can't be blown out of proportion.

Bernina 1230 Bernette 007D
Brother CS6000i Brother 2340 CV
New Home L372
Singer 221K (off white)
U.S Blindstitch, Model SL 718/2D
Simplicity SE2
Brother 700II

Judy Kski
starstar
Judy Kski  Friend of PR
USA
Member since 10/26/08
Posts: 1752
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande <<


Date: 10/22/13 11:15 AM

The Mark-B-Gone Company makes a white marker. You'll find it in the Notions sections with the blue, water soluble markers. I've seen them at Walmart as well as Jo-Ann's. Of course, they're available online at various websites. Wawak is the one I'd order from since they normally have the best prices for notions.

------
Judy

a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Texas USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 6345
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 10/22/13 12:14 PM

Painter's tape for a flat measure. Green has been more visible on darks than blue. I's good for multiple 'sticks'.

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

Seemane aka Claire
Seemane aka Claire
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 2/27/10
Posts: 15
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 10/22/13 4:40 PM

Ditto on the Chaco-Liner chalk pens - I use the bright pink, white and yellow on dark knits :)

------
My blog: http://www.sew-incidentally.com/

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Marking dark knit fabric?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
All About Buttons and Buttonholes
All About Buttons and Buttonholes

Class Details

Online Class
Understanding Knit Fabrics
Understanding Knit Fabrics

Class Details

Sewing Workshop Nikko Jacket Pattern

Sewing Workshop Nikko Jacket Pattern

Pattern Details
Bluegingerdoll Billie Jean Paper Pattern

Bluegingerdoll Billie Jean Paper Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.