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Mark your fabric with safety pins (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: Evita
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Posted on: 5/13/09 12:43 PM
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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annenet said...
Neat idea! I'll have to try that!
5/13/09 12:55 PM
annenet said...
Neat idea! I'll have to try that!
5/13/09 12:55 PM
maedchen said...
great idea!
5/13/09 7:38 PM
Bernie R. said...
Wow! Great tip and I don't have to run out and buy something. Thanks!
5/14/09 2:49 PM

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