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Posted on: 8/6/05 0:34 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 17 people   
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After placing a rubber band on the arm of my machine, I find that this works great in creating nice and evenly stitched seams. I have been using this for many years. I like that I have an edge to guide my fabric against, especially if it is wiggley and I can adjust it to wearever I am stitching my seams.

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Loreli said...
Super tip! Thanks
8/6/05 2:28 AM
keric said...
This is great! I'll have to try this and see if it's better than my magnetic seam guide!
8/6/05 11:28 AM
flower2005 said...
What a great idea! They say theres nothing new under the sun,but I've not come accross this before. Valerie
8/7/05 2:04 AM
ClareinStitches said...
What a brilliant idea! Many thanks for this, Jennifer
8/7/05 5:49 AM
Rebecca D said...
What a great idea -- I could have used this the other day. Thanks for the tip.
8/7/05 8:37 AM
drsue said...
You clever girl, you! I love these simple, yet effective tips!
8/7/05 10:00 AM
utz said...
This is a great tip. Duh to me. Would never have thought of it. Will try tomorrow! Thanks!
8/7/05 8:41 PM
Twis said...
Sound like a winner to me.
8/14/05 12:10 PM
Beverlie said...
Why didn't I THINK OF THAT!!! Great tip!
8/21/05 11:58 AM
dewisew said...
Great idea! Easy to adjust, too!
9/10/05 1:38 PM
Petite Jill said...
Jennifer I have been using this method with the rubber band for quite awhile and I find it very useful as well for stitching seams.
10/2/05 1:55 AM
BOO said...
I HAVE TROUBLE KEEP SEAM GUIDE STRAIGHT WHEN I'AM SEWING SINGLE STITCH
10/4/05 3:00 PM
cally said...
great idea - I will try it
12/22/05 10:12 AM
PVA said...
Another brillian idea for that free-arm! Jennifer, you're a genius! Thank you!
6/11/06 2:09 PM
 
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