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Posted on: 1/13/11 3:08 PM
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Well, the name pretty much gives it away! I saw this tip on a sewing show not too long ago.
When trimming curved seams, you're often supposed to clip the inner curves or notch the outer curves. Using pinking shears is a really quick and easy way to cut notches.

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emclaus said... (2/2/11 1:22 PM) Reply
There are now pinking rotary cutters. I have one and I really like it.
SandiMacD said... (1/14/11 9:43 AM) Reply
Yep, I think pinking shears are making a comeback. I grew up with them! Love them for serger curves and corners too.
dfr2010 said... (1/14/11 9:36 AM) Reply
I've been doing this for a little while now ... didn't realize it was a secret. LOL Works like a charm, as well.
woole bully said... (1/14/11 8:31 AM) Reply
hmm, i never thought about it but am willing to give it a try. thanks!
 
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