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Looking for washable markers that are better than the sewing store variety
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Date: 9/18/13 0:45 AM

Hi all,

I'm not "new to sewing" but I am working on a different set of techniques. Before I made either flowing or heavy things (dresses, coats, etc) but now I'm trying my luck with menswear. At David Page Coffin's suggestion I am looking for a marker that is washable to mark my cutting, stitching, and other lines for dress shirts. I know that many of the sewing store markers aren't satisfactory, and chalk can just be a pain. He suggests asking at the craft store, but I was wondering what people thought about this matter. I was toying with the idea of crayola washable fine nib markers, I know it washes out after a few minutes, but I'm a bit nervous to use it for marks that may be on there for a few days as I sew the shirts.

Any tips?

Thanks

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Date: 9/18/13 1:33 AM

Try the Crayola markers on scraps of shirt fabric, then leave them on, press them--any thing that you would normally do to shirt fabric.

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Date: 9/18/13 2:52 AM

There was a recent discussion of this subject here.

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Date: 9/18/13 11:32 AM

Test the markers as some can be set into the fabric forever if they are touched with an iron or come in contact with extreme heat.

I use Chaco chalk markers or Fons & Porter porcelain marking pens (white and black).

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Date: 9/19/13 6:51 AM

I've had great luck with Frixion pens - made by Pilot, available in office supply stores. The ink erases completely with the touch of an iron. One of the things I like is the fine point and ability to be more accurate in marking dots and other key points from the pattern.

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Date: 9/19/13 8:32 AM

Ann at Needle Nook Fabrics has a marker that far surpasses anything I've used previously. I bought it from her at a bra making class. I've been unable to find that particular marker anywhere else. I believe she sells them from her website.

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Date: 9/19/13 9:36 AM

I use washable Crayola markers, you should test but I find they do wash out of pretty well everything.

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Date: 9/19/13 10:15 AM

sewingsilly did a review on Crayola Washable Markers here

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Date: 9/19/13 10:34 AM

I like to use colored pencils. The marks erase or wash out easily, and I don't have to worry about it bleeding.

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Date: 9/21/13 9:28 PM

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I like to use colored pencils. The marks erase or wash out easily, and I don't have to worry about it bleeding.

I use colored pencils too!

I use white or silver for darker fabric and darker colors for lighter colors. For some reason I use a lot of orange more than anything...

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