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Tips & Techniques > Storing pressing guides made from manilla folder

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Posted on: 8/14/08 5:43 AM
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This tip follows on from a previous tip from jbsews ....

After I made many different width pressing guides in this way some years ago, I stored them thus:

Take a large 'Lunch' sized ziplok plastic bag and sew channels(wide enough to take one pg each) from top to bottom of the bag(starting below the 'zip' section). I sewed about 5 channels per bag. I used one colour of manilla card for metric measurements and a different colour for imperial, storing them according to their colour. Each size of the pressing guide strips is clearly marked with a felt tipped marker pen.
Then I clipped the tops of the bags together with a plastic 'bulldog'/bag clip (which has a hanging hole) and mount the collection on my display board using a cup hook. They are visible at all times, and neatly stored.

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sewtime said... (8/20/08 2:21 PM) Reply
Love the tip, thank you!!
ryansmumAria said... (8/18/08 10:56 PM) Reply
ooooh, I like this idea! Thanks
tweedcurtain said... (8/16/08 1:10 AM) Reply
I will use this tip!
glenj said... (8/14/08 7:28 PM) Reply
thanks for the tip.i learn as i sew,so i love to gather tips to try out.i use what works for my situation and turf what doesn't.the hanging bag is great,although i'll be hanging them from skirt hangers in my closet(the corner of my bedroom is my sewing room)
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