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Tips & Techniques > Use a laser level to mark your hem

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Posted on: 4/7/12 1:56 PM
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Simply set up the level on a stool or other item of appropriate height, stand next to it, and turn slowly as your cooperative partner inserts pins (or makes marks) on the bright shiny line.

Using a tool like this might get your husband or boyfriend on board with marking a hem. It's like carpentry! Plus, it's quite a bit more accurate than holding a yardstick on the floor, since it's difficult to always hold the yardstick at a perfect ninety degree angle to the floor.

Hope you enjoy this easy way to level your hem!

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LM2HYD said... (4/14/13 7:17 PM) Reply
Now that is a good idea! I could get my kids to pin my hems using that!!
hence said... (10/10/12 12:42 PM) Reply
WHAT A SUPER IDEA. THANKS
tucsoncarol said... (9/2/12 4:44 PM) Reply
Why did I not think of this? What a fabulous answer to a common problem. Creative thinking Ripple Dandelion, thanks.
RadarRadiance said... (5/18/12 2:56 PM) Reply
Very clever, I would think almost any laser would do the trick, great idea!
RadarRadiance said... (5/18/12 2:56 PM) Reply
Very clever, I would think almost any laser would do the trick, great idea!
Kirstenw said... (5/9/12 1:27 AM) Reply
Thank you, wonderful hint
JPForster said... (4/16/12 8:46 PM) Reply
Great tip - never would have thought of it. Kudos to you!
marycds said... (4/14/12 0:05 AM) Reply
Brilliant!
marec said... (4/12/12 10:18 AM) Reply
Great idea...just brilliant.
lca said... (4/9/12 3:04 PM) Reply
Wow, I have one of those, but never thought to use it for hemming! (Don't even remember why I bought it.) Brilliant idea!
Pam Padilla said... (4/8/12 3:48 PM) Reply
Great hint. Thanks for sharing your "out of the sewing room" thinking!
koo104 said... (4/8/12 12:15 PM) Reply
Bravo!!!!!
Lalena said... (4/8/12 8:17 AM) Reply
What a clever idea!! Thanks for sharing--I would never have thought of this.
 
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