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Posted on: 1/31/04 8:01 PM
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My sewing room is my formal dinning room, with one wall that is mirrored (very handy when fitting and hemming :-) but not handy for cleaning). Because it’s my formal dinning room I didn’t want to hang a pegboard or cork/bulletin board in the room to hang pattern instructions. An inexpensive alternative I came up with is suction cups with a few binder clips (the ones that have “wings”). I stuck two suction cups to the mirror, open the “wings” to the binder clips, insert one end on each top end to the pattern instructions into the binder clips and then hang on the suction cup hook with the binder clip “wing”. Note it will only hang with one of the "wings". Use as many suction cups and binder clips as you need depending on how many pages of instruction come with the pattern. I also use one more suction cup and binder clip to hang the pattern envelope to provide a visual of the project. Making a quick in expensive and easy alternative to a bulletin board. Since the instructions are being held it prevents holes and rips in the instructions that may be caused with hanging by push pins. The suction cups are two or three for a dollar and a box of 12 small binder clips are about 69 cents. It’s easy to put up and take down when guests come over.

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Noile said... (9/12/04 0:02 AM) Reply
Clever! Thanks.
AnneM said... (6/27/04 6:32 PM) Reply
Hmm, I hadn't really thought about even having a bulletin board. I think I would like that; I'll have to figure out how to do something like that in my little sewing area.
candyo said... (2/23/04 2:27 AM) Reply
ah, the wonders of binder clips! I use them to keep cuts of trim tidy, too, among other uses.
umjudis said... (2/6/04 2:23 PM) Reply
What a great idea! I am redoing my sewing room and didn't want to put more holes in the wall by using a bulleting board. I'm going to use this instead.
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