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Posted on: 8/1/09 8:26 AM
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Laziness wins again. I was using my kitchen counter to trace and alter a pattern, and when I got to the part where I needed to fill in a slash-and-move alteration, my eyes wandered to a half-opened drawer. The Press 'n Seal dared me to try it. I tore off a strip of it, pressed it against the gaping wound in the pattern. It stuck quite nicely. Another strip of it stuck on the back side of the pattern keeps the Press 'n Seal from sticking to other things when the pattern is folded. It might be a good idea reinforce the patch with a couple pieces of tape, but I don't want to rush into anything. ;-)

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KathySews said... (11/23/10 7:57 AM) Reply
just had another battle with my pattern, namely fba, and ran across this tip. most excellent! thanks
TerriW said... (8/18/09 7:56 PM) Reply
Great idea!! Will try to remember.
MaddyGranMa said... (8/8/09 10:20 AM) Reply
I love this! Let's all look around for those things we already have that are crossover possibilities for sewing! Super!
glenj said... (8/5/09 8:47 AM) Reply
great idea.Australia only got press and seal about a year ago,I bought a couple from the ONLY store that sold it (Coles)grocery it is gone again,so now I'm very careful with my use of it as I know I won't be able to get more.
Kathi R said... (8/3/09 2:35 PM) Reply
Great idea -- I bought that stuff for sewing and found that it works in the kitchen too!
Pinkhouselady said... (8/2/09 3:00 PM) Reply
Great idea! I love innovation
leanmeansewingmachine said... (8/2/09 12:07 PM) Reply
I've also been using this for pattern adjustments. It's sooo much easier than using up all that tape. You are right about reinforcing it. I'm finding that it doesn't always stick permanently to the pattern paper.
beth5646 said... (8/2/09 11:36 AM) Reply
I love it!!!
Patti B said... (8/2/09 9:30 AM) Reply
Don't you love it when our household supplies dare us to find new uses for them? Clever girl!
ryan's mom said... (8/2/09 9:24 AM) Reply
What a great tip! My kids are always using up my scotch tape so this will come in really handy in a pinch!
Pam~Off The Cuff~ said... (8/2/09 8:44 AM) Reply
Karla..what a GREAT idea! ...I've used it in the sewing room for other things, but would have NEVER thought of this...brilliant!
Maripat said... (8/2/09 8:32 AM) Reply
Love that!! I'm going to try it on my muslin today too. I was putting off patching a piece that I cut too short.
thirteenstitches said... (8/2/09 6:53 AM) Reply
Very clever. Thanks for sharing!
mhk3boys said... (8/1/09 10:32 AM) Reply
What a great idea! I will have to try it also!
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