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Posted on: 4/28/04 8:29 PM
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When pinning to sew, I direct the pin inward, toward the fabric, leaving the pin head extending past the outer edge. That way, no matter which side is up, the pin is accessible to remove or adjust as you sew the seam. 'Twas a habit that took some conscious thought to develop, but it's worth it to me.

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SewVeryTall said... (4/29/04 5:17 AM) Reply
This is a good tip, Diana. I've always pinned perpendicular to the edge of the fabric. As well as which side, you don't have to think if the pins are going the right direction, in relationship to the direction the seam should be sewn. As a 'lefty', my pins would be headed the wrong way a lot of the time, lol. The only time I pin parallel to the fabric edge, is for fitting.
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