Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review

Advanced Search
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Photo Album
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Hanging pattern pieces to prevent wrinkles (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5062 times
Review rated Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 4 people   
Posted by: meanjean
Friend of PR
About meanjean star
Member since: 5/4/05
Reviews written: 51
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 11 people
tips added: 7
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 6/29/05 12:44 PM
Featured in the PR book!
I like to iron my pattern pieces so they are nice and flat. That way, I'm more accurate when cutting my fabric. However, I don't have a workroom where I can let my pattern pieces lay out during the course of the project which could be days or even weeks. I also have cats that like to "help" me by listening to the paper crinkle as they play in it.

My solution was to to take a binder clip like you can get at Office Max, flip the handles back so they can be sueezed to open the clip, run an 8" piece of string through the two handles, and tie the string ends together to form a loop. What you get is a binder clip on a loop. Clip your pattern pieces on and throw the loop it over a hook or tack the loop to a cork board. No more wrinkled pattern pieces until your done with your project!
Merchants on PR
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Sewn Square One
Patterns for Your Style.
Web site
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

4 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
sosoatsewing said...
Great tip! I have "four" helpers that come runner whenever they hear the sound of pattern tissue....
6/29/05 3:06 PM
purpleseamstress said...
I've got a four legged furry helper, too. She likes to attack scissors, too!
6/29/05 11:28 PM
Irene said...
Very helpful, especially since I have an unlimited supply of binder clips. The gizmo that I've been using is a clothespin-on-a-closehanger-hook. I happened to find a pack at a dollar store, so I don't know who might carry them normally. Even though I don't have a helper, this helps to keep patterns from becoming a tangled mess when I am working on several projects at once. The patterns line up with the hook, so they fit well in the closet. My oft-sewn pattern tracings just live in the closet and don't have to be ironed each time I use them.
6/30/05 10:17 AM
candyo said...
I used to put the pattern pieces over a hanger, and put the binder clip over that.
6/30/05 8:24 PM

Copyright © 2014® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us