SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Tips & Techniques > Hardware Sewing Aids--Spring Clamps

Viewed 5474 times
Posted by: patsijean

About patsijean star
Member since: 1/16/03
Reviews: 19 (tips: 8)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 1 people
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 12/21/08 11:15 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 18 people   
Web site/URL: photo
Featured in the PR book!
We have had this 22 piece container of Spring Clamps for several years, but it was not until I had to rip our the hem of a slippery polyester lining fabric for my husbands reversible cape, that I thought to use one of the larger clamps for a "third hand" to help with the ripping process. I keep one of the clamps handy all the time now, and recently have expanded my use of the clamps. I do not remember the cost, but we found them in one of the impulse/small item bins at Home Depot. I am sure many hardware stores have something similar. These are handy gadgets with all sorts of uses. Click on the link above to see how I have been using the clamps.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

Login to Add a Comment    
carolrv said... (6/26/10 7:21 AM) Reply
Is he a magician? Just kidding...I have used large binder clips (office supply store) to stretch a quilt back onto a table for layering and basting but had not thought of your uses. Good tip, thanks!
Jemparrot said... (1/11/09 5:50 AM) Reply
What a great idea! I know I have some around here someplace.....
Susan M said... (1/5/09 9:52 PM) Reply
I'm sold! That goes on my hardware store list.
Marilyn N. said... (1/4/09 0:14 AM) Reply
I have never thought to clip my fabric to my cutting board; I will try this!
Miss Fairchild said... (12/28/08 9:07 AM) Reply
Great idea when you are pinning a quilt and it's too small to fit on your pinning surface. Thank you!
Annette T. E. said... (12/27/08 5:08 PM) Reply
Thanks for the useful idea! I will be looking for the clips too.
FyberSpace said... (12/26/08 7:13 PM) Reply
I've been using the spring type clothespins.... they work wonderfully!
Winifred said... (12/22/08 5:44 PM) Reply
Great idea - will keep an eye out for these. Could be very useful, thanks.
reneeb4930 said... (12/22/08 4:47 PM) Reply
great great idea.
GorgeousFabrics said... (12/22/08 11:48 AM) Reply
What a great idea! My DH has some of the large size of these, but I'll have to run to the store and get some smaller ones. Thanks!
patsijean said... (12/22/08 10:04 AM) Reply
I have re-ented the link, and it is working for me. I have made the album public, so you should not need to sign in.
fourkid said... (12/22/08 7:29 AM) Reply
Very clever problem solving!
regine said... (12/22/08 2:47 AM) Reply
good idea, thanks
Patzee said... (12/22/08 2:14 AM) Reply
The link takes me to the front page of Picasa. Do I need to sign-in to view you album?
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Class Details

SewBaby Easy Pieces Pants Pattern

SewBaby Easy Pieces Pants Pattern

Pattern Details
Favorite Things Little Hip Skirts Pattern

Favorite Things Little Hip Skirts Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.