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Posted on: 12/14/07 8:02 AM
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I can't take the credit for this great idea- saw it somewhere at simplicity site. just couldn't pass up not putting it on here. It's just a great tip.


Transferring pattern markings to the fabric can be a tedious step when you’d rather be sewing. Speed up the process with this method: With a paper punch, place holes in the pattern at the markings, such as the dots marking darts. Place gummed reinforcements (the little white circles you get at the stationery store) over the punched holes. Now you can mark right through the pattern with tailor tacks or chalk without worrying about the pattern shifting.


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said... (6/28/08 8:13 PM) Reply
Love it!
patrica said... (4/13/08 6:14 PM) Reply
Excellent tip. Will certainly use it.
patrica said... (4/13/08 6:13 PM) Reply
Excellent tip. Will certainly use it.
Stitchcakes said... (2/12/08 9:44 AM) Reply
I just used this tip and love it! It keeps your paper pattern in better shape, too.
ryansmumAria said... (1/13/08 7:39 AM) Reply
This is a great idea and works well. I have found that if I place a small piece of tape on top and behind the marking to stabilize the area then fold the little marking in half. I can snip it with a paper punch or just use scissors but I do like the reinforcement circle idea!
JimJam said... (1/12/08 5:41 AM) Reply
sound good to me.
Arnie said... (1/6/08 0:14 AM) Reply
Excellent idea!
goldenthreads said... (12/30/07 10:57 PM) Reply
I love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing.
goldenthreads said... (12/30/07 10:55 PM) Reply
I love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing.
chloeE said... (12/18/07 4:02 PM) Reply
Great idea!! I have a star puncher left over from my scrapbooking days, now I know what I'll use it for.
aunt saidee said... (12/15/07 6:28 PM) Reply
Very nice--an elegant idea. I just made an old pattern with perforations and liked having them for transferring the markings to my copy, but never thought to punch them out on my copy. Thanks!
Patzee said... (12/15/07 3:19 PM) Reply
Aha! Now I have a use for all those paper punch reinforcers I've save since my shool days!
Patzee said... (12/15/07 3:19 PM) Reply
Aha! Now I have a use for all those paper punch reinforcers I've save since my shool days!
Cristina_TC said... (12/15/07 4:00 AM) Reply
Great!!!
HeyJane said... (12/14/07 5:09 PM) Reply
Really good idea!
mtgirl said... (12/14/07 9:30 AM) Reply
I like that!
solosmocker said... (12/14/07 9:24 AM) Reply
Brilliant!
 
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