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Sewing Tip/Trick of the Day

Wee tip for helping stitching seam allowances

Hello, been away for a bit, trip to Japan, and then my old employer rolled into town, so busy working for them over the late winter. Just a quick little tip for stitching seam allowances. I know sometimes my eyes get tired, or lighting bad in the evenings and seeing the seam allowance guide on machine can be hard. Worse is when my attention wavers & I wander over to a different guidleine on the plate :( So an easy help is to use a contrasting piece of electrical tape, or low tack painters masking tape directly on the plate. I like to use a long piece which extends over the arm, so it guides lining up the fabric *before* it gets near the needle. So simple, but such a help! If you have a project with multiple seam widths you can add another colour tape, or simply move it easily as electrical tape doesn’t stick too hard & leaves no residue on your machine.

easy line up on seam allowances!


About dreamsewing

From Victorian/ Steampunk clothing, Asian inspired hair ornaments to simple alterations, I am an addict to learning new crafts. I've spent now 20 years traveling over the world and touring with various theatre companies, from Shakespearian, to ballet, to Cirque du Soleil. This blog is mainly for talking about current projects & sharing tips & tricks of the trade. Hoping to learn new things from from others and also sharing resource lists. If you have any sewing questions/quandaries, please do ask me, I may have an answer or a new way to fix. I love exchanging ideas on new ways/tricks of stitching! (Small self-plug: If you'd like to discuss a commission, need to hire a professional seamstress or wardrobe person, please feel free to contact me via email: dreamsewing@gmail.com )


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