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Posted on: 1/28/11 9:34 PM
We all know that sewing when you're tired is a bad idea. But most of us do it, right? To prevent some of those silly mistakes, I sometimes use coloured pencils to highlight the 'good side' of the fabric on the pattern instruction sheet.

For example, in my sewing machine guidebook, they've done a nice diagram under the heading blind hem stitch. I coloured the right side of the fabric on the picture bright green. It is amazing how much this helps when you're sleepy.

If your pattern is puzzle-like it might be a good idea to colour your fabric with the same colour, but in a tailors chalk.
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Mrs4Him said...
I really like this tip--very good for us visual people. Thank you!
1/29/11 1:21 PM
Michele Lommasson said...
Nice tip!
1/29/11 7:10 PM

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