Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review

Advanced Search
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Photo Album
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Use a laser level to mark your hem (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5363 times
Review rated Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 23 people   
Posted by: Ripple Dandelion
About Ripple Dandelion star
Member since: 9/23/06
Reviews written: 38
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 10 people
tips added: 2
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 4/7/12 1:56 PM
Web site/URL: photo
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!
Merchants on PR
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

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

Copyright © 2014® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us