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Posted on: 4/20/14 12:41 PM
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Had some streamers left over from a party - they are super handy for using against the feed dogs when sewing a "sticky" material, or adding a little stability to a lightweight fabric while sewing. You can even wrap the streamer around the fabric edge while sewing if you need it on the bottom and top.

The paper tears away easily when the seam is done.

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biochemistress said...
Neat idea! Thanks for sharing.
4/21/14 7:33 AM
Shira Jacobson said...
Are you a biochemist? My background is in chemistry!
4/21/14 7:47 AM
ASiverson said...
TFS! Why do I never think of these things ! LOL! And I am not a biochemist or anything even remotely like that - unfortunately!
4/21/14 9:13 AM
cst designs said...
Be careful about colour transfer. At my baby shower they wraped my chair with streamers. By the end of the shower my dress had pastel streaks across the back.
4/22/14 11:53 AM
Shira Jacobson said...
Good point - my streamers were white, but a darker color could cause problems :)
4/23/14 12:34 PM
BeckyNoSleep said...
It could even transfer color to the bed of your sewing machine... I've had streamers stain my walls!
4/25/14 3:20 PM
raggmopp said...
A great idea--made perfect by the reminder to stick to white colored crepe paper. Thanks all!
4/29/14 7:45 AM
petro said...
Good idea! Another usually thrown away item which works under delicate fabrics/leather etc to help the machine to stitch through and prevent marks on the fabric is the till roll. Save the long receipt you get when you shop in a supermarket for groceries.
5/6/14 3:46 AM
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