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Posted on: 7/24/08 2:24 AM
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If like me you have those senior moments, when techniques they've done a zillion times or the latest brilliant tip from PR elude you, and you remember it after you've messed up one time, this may be of interest.

I've started writing notes for the best technique to use (say zip insertion), and any tips,(say fuse down back waistband before stitch in ditch) on a main pattern piece. That way, it hits me in the eye as I cut out, and is always available as long as the pattern is. True it means writing these notes out more than once, once for each pattern in fact, but its still quicker than unpicking.
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KempCorr said...
Great idea ! Thanks.
7/24/08 1:03 PM
nancy2001 said...
Very helpful tip. I like to jot things down on the pattern envelope or on an index card I keep inside the envelope.
7/25/08 9:00 AM
BARBEQUE said...
Thanks! When I make a note on my pattern pieces, I write it on a 'sticky' note and attach that to my pattern. That way the pattern tissue won't tear from writing directly on it.
7/25/08 10:45 AM
Nancywin said...
Great idea. I know I write lots of little notes on the pattern pieces regarding cutting, but sewing tips is a needed addition
7/25/08 9:40 PM
monijo said...
This is a very good idea. Also, you may consider using the computer to print out several copies of often used tips. Use a glue stick to baste a copy to the pattern piece. If the information is from a sewing book, then maybe all that is needed is a note citing book title, subject and page number. You can then quickly grab the book from the shelf and make use of the illustrations.
7/28/08 5:30 AM

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