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Posted by: PattiAnnJ

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Posted on: 5/20/09 10:08 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 26 people   
I read this somewhere, so it is not my original idea, but today is the first time I have tested it and it really does WORK!

I had to reposition a seam or two in a pair of black slacks and was getting dizzy trying to locate the stitches to remove without gouging the fabric.

Then I remembered ....... RUB CHALK OVER THE STITCHES .... it works like a CHARM!

The stitches were immediately emphasized and quickly removed.

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mssewcrazy said... (5/22/09 7:14 AM) Reply
This is a great idea. The dark stitches are so hard to see. I use soap slivers a lot to mark hems on dark things -betthe soap would work if someone does not have chalk on hand.
chicago said... (5/21/09 10:18 AM) Reply
Great tip. I have struggled so many times trying to remove stitches from black fabric. Thanks so much.
SandyinMO said... (5/21/09 8:39 AM) Reply
This will help me so much. With my eyesight, it's almost impossible to see the stitches sometimes.
Sewnsewmom said... (5/21/09 0:51 AM) Reply
Thank you so much for sharing! Great tip.
ryansmumAria said... (5/20/09 11:19 PM) Reply
love it! I couldhave used this so much if I only knew. Thanks!
mhk3boys said... (5/20/09 8:06 PM) Reply
Great idea! I will have to try this.
Teeavilnor said... (5/20/09 5:16 PM) Reply
Thank you, I will remember thisl.
NanJones said... (5/20/09 2:52 PM) Reply
Hope I remember this. Black on black is absolutely the worst. It is also hard to thread the needle.
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