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Paper Tape Hinges (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: katlew03
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Posted on: 7/28/13 1:40 PM
When I use a pattern that has different lengths on the same pattern piece, I cut along the line indicated for the shorter length then abut the two pieces back together and tape vertically every 2-3 inches across the cut, joining the two pieces back together. This allows me to lift the bottom section up to get an accurate cutting line for the shorter length and keeps me from losing the cut-off section or having to lift up the pattern to make the cut.

I use paper tape instead of regular tape. It can be ironed over without melting. It is found in the "bandaid" section of almost any store. It used to come in wide and narrow widths but lately all I've found is the 1 inch size. I cut it across in 1/2" inch pieces. If I need a longer length, I cut off 2-3 inches and cut vertically into narrow strips. It is also great for mending patterns.

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Pj3g said...
You're right--paper tape is the best for so many uses!!! A while back I reviewed Nexcare Paper Tape but listed it under notions. I did try a generic brand but it did not perform like Nexcare.
7/28/13 6:35 PM
Fran G said...
7/29/13 7:07 AM
kathi s said...
Great idea! I use paper tape on the back of my rulers to make them slip proof. The tape is thin enough so it doesn't affect the rulers stability. Just a little bit at the top and bottom is enough.
8/2/13 11:51 AM
NanJones said...
Who knew!!!
8/3/13 1:11 AM
monijo said...
The 1/2 inch width of this tape has not been available for a long time. However, I ordered the 1/2 inch width just now, this afternoon, at Nancy Zieman's website. Here is the needed information: SEWER'S FIX IT TAPE 1/2 inch width; SFT4; 4 in a pk.; $3.99 1/2 inch width; SFT; 12 pk.; $9.99 Shipping costs will be around $5.00 I have been ordering from this company for years. She never fails you, even if you live ten thousand miles away.
8/5/13 6:54 PM

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