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Posted on: 11/16/02 2:04 PM
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I came up with this idea when I was making the Sewing Workshop's Tahoe Pant, which has many pleat lines. I have since read the same tip elsewhere, so I can't claim unique ingenuity here, just that a good idea has occurred to more than one person!

When dealing with a complicated pattern (like the Sewing Workshop's designs), and you need to keep straight which match points match, use tailor's tacks with different colored thread for each set of match points (SW usually labels the dots 'A, B, C', etc, and tells you to match A to B, C to D, etc); that way you only have to match, say, the red dots, then the green dots, then the yellow dots.

If you have bobbins with odd colored thread left over from earlier projects, you can use that thread and empty the bobbins for future use.

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pieraci2 said...
I do the same thing...I came across this by accident and it works like a charm.
2/8/10 3:57 PM
pieraci2 said...
I do the same thing...I came across this by accident and it works like a charm.
2/8/10 3:57 PM
Melinda Hull said...
I am just about to start a pattern with what seems like dozens of pleats. Your tip is very timely. Thanks!!
11/17/02 2:43 AM
Everyday Sewist said...
That is a great tip. So simple and yet so clever!
11/16/02 5:32 PM
Marita Kinnula said...
Thank you Lisa, for a good tip!!
11/16/02 3:05 PM
 
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