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Posted on: 9/5/09 8:34 AM
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Whenever I need to use my ruler to make strips or to make pattern adjustments, I would use a piece of masking tape at the line I was measuring to - this is how it is done in design rooms when I worked in the garment industry. It's very practical so you don't have to keep looking for whatever number your working with.

Rare "Light bulb moment" ...

I made an "ruler marker" by sewing a piece of elastic together (tight fit) and sliding it onto many of my rulers. I keep a few without it because it can get in the way of certain uses (rotary blading).


It's one of those little things that makes pattern altering run just a bit smoother.

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homejewel said... (9/8/09 2:37 AM) Reply
At 6'3"+ you better believe I have to alter patterns and this is such a wonderful idea. Another idea is to have a notepad and pen as I sit here and read through all of your wonderful tips - LOL. Thank you!
JoaniesJosh said... (9/6/09 7:52 PM) Reply
I've been sewing 100+ yrs (not really) and never thought of this great tip. Thank you, Ryansmum!!! I'll certainly will be using your trip. PS I love all your tips.
JoaniesJosh said... (9/6/09 7:52 PM) Reply
I've been sewing 100+ yrs (not really) and never thought of this great tip. Thank you, Ryansmum!!! I'll certainly will be using your trip. PS I love all your tips.
JoaniesJosh said... (9/6/09 7:50 PM) Reply
I love your tips. I've been sewing 100+ yrs (not really) but nover thought of this great tip. Thanks you, Ryansmum
Merry G said... (9/6/09 10:56 AM) Reply
awesome idea!
Elemar said... (9/6/09 9:22 AM) Reply
I love this tip! Very useful and actually a real timesaver. Thanks.
petro said... (9/6/09 5:29 AM) Reply
Also, when using a flexible curve to measure round armscye and top sleeve, an elastic band slipped over saves time.
JeanK said... (9/5/09 3:44 PM) Reply
Good tip - I will definitely incorporate this one into my sewing. Thanks.
koo104 said... (9/5/09 2:33 PM) Reply
A simple brilliant idea. I can remember reading the ruler backwards and cutting cuffs to short at the eleventh hour.
 
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