|Sewing Tip ||8/12/11 11:40 AM|
|fold up cutting table |
I am a bit slow mentally as I get older but in my defense until a few months ago I had to fight really thick heavy padded carpet with my sullivan (?? I think) cutting table. Now that it is on a hard floor (tile at my house) I have discovered that the wheels are on there for a purpose besides puttin...more...
|Sewing Tip ||4/6/11 11:33 AM|
|keeping dust off cone threads |
As our remodel continues I am removing old factory serger cones from a wall rack and cleaning and dusting them. I decided before they are returned to their spools to take some fold and close storage bags (very cheap in large boxes) and cover each one. I found that if you fold the top flap over like...more...
|Sewing Tip ||4/14/08 3:48 PM|
|getting a knit binding the right length |
I was having trouble getting my self bindings the right length on some of my knit tees as all the knits had different degrees of stretch. Now I have started cutting a strip that is longer than my neck opening rather than measuring and pinning it around the neck stretching slightly as I go around t...more...
|Sewing Tip ||4/4/07 7:55 AM|
|knit pattern not on fold |
I made a permanent pattern to use over and over with a few changes for a knit top from a rtw one that I liked and wore out. The first one I cut I was amazed at how much faster I could cut them out since I did not have to fiddle with folding the fabric evenly. Also on larger sizes you have to ...more...
|Sewing Tip ||3/20/07 8:59 AM|
|press n seal for pattern alterations |
I am new here - if this is old please overlook. I make lots of changes to patterns to get them to fit. I had a role of the blue freezer pressn seal (heavier than the clear) that I stuck to my pattern piece in various places and drew in my changes with a sharpie marker. I was able to then tra...more...