We know that a little tip can turn into a huge lifesaver. That’s why every Tuesday this month, we’re putting together a stash of trusty tricks and shortcuts, courtesy of our favorite makers.
Enjoy these 5 fresh ideas to get things started — and don’t forget to visit our Sew Savvy page for more bite-sized inspiration!
From Katrina Walker:
Tip No. 6
Use a red pin to mark the end of darts and other points of reference. Red means STOP!
From Cherie Killilea:
Tip No. 7
The shallower the drawer, the easier it is to organize your thread.
From Ashley Smith:
Tip No. 8
Prolong the life of your iron by using distilled water. (Just check your iron’s manual first.)
From Sandra Betzina:
Tip No. 9
Ready-to-wear patterns need alterations for 90% of women and 60% of men.
From Barb Eikmeier:
Tip No. 10
Tape an empty thread cone on the end of your machine to hold your scissors at the ready.