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Posted on: 5/2/03 10:17 PM
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When you need a third hand and does not own the third hand clamp, use the presserfoot of your sewingmachine.
Sometimes you need a third hand,for example if you need to rip a long seam it is going faster if you can catch the seam to something because you need your 2 hands already.One hand is using the seamripper the other hand graps the fabric.Use the presserfoot,put your fabric under the presserfoot and lower it as extra support you can lower the needle also.With sheer or slippery fabric do not put the needle in the fabric but use a small rubberband which you wrap around the presserfoot.

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AnneM said... (6/27/03 11:32 PM) Reply
I like the rubberband tip - a little extra bonus.
elka78k said... (5/21/03 5:21 PM) Reply
My grandmother used to have a small pillow full of large grain sand. It was pretty heavy, and served wonderful as a third hand.
Leandra said... (5/21/03 12:28 PM) Reply
Brilliant idea. I would never have thought of it:)
 
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