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Tips & Techniques > 1/2" Scotch Tape to position welt pockets

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Posted on: 10/12/06 12:12 PM
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I just discovered another use for the 1/2" Scotch Magic Tape in your notions drawer. It's the perfect size to stand in for welt pockets on a pants or jacket project. Simply take a 5" or 5.5" length and position it on your garment until you've found the right spot. The Pants for Real People book recommends you pin strips of paper, but I think Scotch Tape is easier and better.

Incidentally, if you're having trouble finding 1/2" Scotch Magic Tape, you can always buy it on ebay. A few months ago I ordered a dozen rolls at a very good price so I'd never run out.

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rozy said... (10/28/06 8:58 PM) Reply
I find magic Tape can marked with a biro then stuck on material many times for acurate marking
Ginny McCarley said... (10/14/06 7:50 PM) Reply
Good Tip! Will use in the future.
nancy2001 said... (10/13/06 1:11 PM) Reply
Incidentally, the website sells a welt pocket maker that helps with the task of constructing the actual welt pocket.
OP Gal said... (10/13/06 11:06 AM) Reply
Great idea. Anything that helps with welt pockets is a godsend!
Sewliz said... (10/13/06 8:55 AM) Reply
Great idea! Freezer paper can be literally pressed into service but it needs to be cut to 1/2 inch size first. Zipping off a length of tape is so much faster.
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