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Tips & Techniques > Mark your fabric with safety pins

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Posted on: 5/13/09 12:43 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 13 people   
It is easy to mark the right side of your fabric with small safety pins instead of chalk marks or tape. After cutting, I put a safety pin in a seam allowance of each pattern piece, the closure part indicating the right side.

A times, it is useful to mark a "back" piece, then I use two safety pins placed side by side. A "left" piece can be marked by two pins placed at an angle, a "top" piece with two pins forming a "T".

This is useful even if the two sides of the fabric are different as it removes guesswork and mistakes.

I keep a containerd with small golden safety pins for just that purpose and use this tip with every project.

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Bernie R. said... (5/14/09 2:49 PM) Reply
Wow! Great tip and I don't have to run out and buy something. Thanks!
maedchen said... (5/13/09 7:38 PM) Reply
great idea!
annenet said... (5/13/09 12:55 PM) Reply
Neat idea! I'll have to try that!
annenet said... (5/13/09 12:55 PM) Reply
Neat idea! I'll have to try that!
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