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Posted on: 6/14/08 5:05 PM
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I made my first zippered pocket recently when using Vogue 8439 to make a purse. When I started to mark the placement lines of the opening, I dreaded what to me had always been failure in making anything like this kind of opening with any precision. Then the light bulb went on and I looked over at my computer and copier. What if I made a copy of the pattern piece with the markings on it, placed that where it belonged on the fabric, and sewed on the paper? Eureka!!! It worked like a charm.
After sewing around the opening, I cut out the center along lines printed on the paper. I then pulled the paper away, first from the outside and then the inside of the stitching. Perfect placement, perfect stitching, perfect cutting, without having to mark anything.

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Mary Stiefer said...
What a great idea. Love it.
6/22/08 10:30 PM
bestgrammy said...
Oh, you smartie! Thanks!
6/15/08 12:13 PM
Catbird said...
I love your idea and will try it. Thank you!
6/15/08 10:08 AM
snapdragonfly said...
Perfect!
6/15/08 8:19 AM
 
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