|I always keep a roll of scotch tape handy in my sewing notions. Among the many uses I have found for it when sewing:
1. Holding together a place in the fabric where I got a little scissor happy and accidently nipped it, until the hem was stitched in.
2. Tape over buttons when sewing by machine to hold them in place. When done, tear tape off.
3.I don't use pattern weights, I use scotch tape to hold down my tracing cloth when tracing patterns. I also use it on the outside edges of the pattern. Cut tape off even with pattern edge when done tracing.
4. When changing needle types in the middle of a project (say attaching a woven skirt to a knit bodice), place a piece of tape over the needle you just removed and tape it to the front of your machine. This way you'll know the needle is still okay, and it's handy when you want to change place it back on the machine.
5. Use a piece of tape with markings for each seam allowance you use (1/4", 5/8, etc.) if your machine doesn't have markings on the throat plate, or if your machine is in metrics and you use the imperial system of measurement.