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Forgetting whether to clip or notch? Pinking shears! (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 1/13/14 9:13 PM
When making a slew of bibs for Niece, I kept getting confused between when to clip and when to notch. Also it was taking a TON of time on each individual bib. Then I spotted my pinkin shears!
Brilliant!
Using your pinking shears, trim your seam allowance. Don't trim TOO close to.your stitching, or you may weaken the seam.

I might not use this for garment construction, but for crafts and small projects, it works like a gem!
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SandiMacD said...
I grew up with these and its still one of my best tools. Any curve that is not serged gets the pinking shear treatment.
1/14/14 5:33 AM
ASiverson said...
I too grew up with Pinking Shears, and your use is brilliant!
1/14/14 8:07 AM
cstarks said...
I can't wait to try this!
3/7/14 7:39 AM

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