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Easy marking patterns (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: ConnieLK
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Posted on: 12/20/06 2:58 PM
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One of the best ways I have found to mark darts, button placement, etc. is to use a hole punch. You just punch a hole in the pattern at the place where you need to make a mark. Then you can make a dot with your chalk through the hole without ever shifting the pattern.
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Donna H said...
It goes to show you that some of the most difficult jobs can be accomplished with "no brainer" type answers! Thanks.
12/20/06 5:33 PM
ryan's mom said...
Great idea!!!
12/21/06 6:19 AM
Mary Stiefer said...
I, too, have used this method of marking. I wonder why the pattern companies can't do this when they make the patterns???
12/21/06 10:55 AM
Miss Fairchild said...
Mary, the pattern companies used to do this; I remember that time long ago...Maybe it's cheaper for them now to not do it.
12/21/06 11:44 AM
Kim Winson said...
Brilliant. Wish I had thought of it. Thanks!
12/21/06 7:46 PM
I'm going to give that a try!
12/27/06 2:28 PM
Cera said...
I do this as well, I find it a very effective way to mark. The pattern companies used to this years ago, all my vintage patterns from the 1930's have punched holes, which enabled the sewer to mark with chalk, or tailor tack easily. I use an awl to punch tiny holes, working like a charm!
1/11/07 5:14 PM
LindaMM said...
Great tip! Thank you!
1/20/07 11:59 PM
Janime said...
I must be more of a conformist than I thought. I thought of doing something like this at one point and decided that there must be some reason I shouldn't. So thanks for the tip, and for reminding me that it's perfectly right to follow those "outside the box" notions.
1/24/07 1:33 PM
Jewell said...
What great common sense!!! Can't wait to try this!
1/29/07 7:12 PM
ryansmumAria said...
This works well! Before I punch a hole, I cover it with clear tape which makes it easier, then I fold the pattern in half and punch it half way only.
8/12/07 5:13 PM

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