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Tape measure width (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 6/12/10 4:22 PM
Did anybody else NOT know that tape measures are 5/8" wide? It never even occurred to me until yesterday. How many times could I have used that information over my 40-odd years of sewing?!

So just in case anyone else is as dense as I am, measure the width of your tape measure--I'm sure that there are lots of times when you could use an easy-to-get-to tool that's the width of the seam allowance.
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Teeavilnor said...
Thanks, never even thought of it. But now it will be very handy.
6/12/10 5:26 PM
sewknitful said...
I does seem obvious but I didn't know either! Thanks!
6/13/10 0:50 AM
Rebecca Szetela said...
Wow! This is the kind of simple tip that I love. I have been sewing at least 40 years as well and I never even thought to measure it! Thanks!
6/13/10 7:09 AM
RLL said...
I knew this and forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder!
6/13/10 9:17 AM
Patti B said...
I mentioned this at an ASG meeting and was met with looks of surprise. Of course, I do have one that isn't 5/8 wide but most are 5/8 (at least in the US).
6/13/10 9:28 AM
Julia C said...
I didn't know this either until I took a class a few years ago. I have both a 5/8" & a 1/4" which I use for SA.
6/13/10 9:59 AM
Elaine Dougan said...
I have three tape measures and they are all different widths; one half, five eighths, and three quarters. Very handy.
6/13/10 11:54 AM
ryansmumAria said...
Great tip! Thank you.
6/13/10 6:28 PM
celkalee said...
Oh my! I have been sewing forever and remember a teacher telling me this a long time ago.....I forgot! Thanks for the reminder!!!!!
6/19/10 11:51 PM
shoppern said...
DUH!!! It never occurred to me...... Thanks.
6/20/10 12:51 PM
aqn said...
Umm... I knew that. All along. Yeah, that's the ticket! :) Seriously though, that's a very useful tidbit. Thanks.
7/5/10 5:23 PM

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