It’s Tip Tuesday! (5 Sewing Lifesavers Inside)

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:

#CraftSavvy Tip No. 6: Use a red pin to mark the end of darts and other points of reference.

Tip No. 6

Use a red pin to mark the end of darts and other points of reference. Red means STOP!

From Cherie Killilea:

#CraftSavvy Tip No. 7: The shallower the drawer, the easier it is to organize your thread.

Tip No. 7

The shallower the drawer, the easier it is to organize your thread.

From Ashley Smith:

#CraftSavvy Tip No. 8: Prolong the life of your iron by using distilled water.

Tip No. 8

Prolong the life of your iron by using distilled water. (Just check your iron’s manual first.)

From Sandra Betzina

#CraftSavvy Tip No. 9: Ready-to-wear patterns need alterations for 90% of women and 60% of men.

Tip No. 9

Ready-to-wear patterns need alterations for 90% of women and 60% of men.

From Barb Eikmeier:

#CraftSavvy Tip No. 10: Tape an empty thread cone on the end of your machine to hold your scissors at the ready.

Tip No. 10

Tape an empty thread cone on the end of your machine to hold your scissors at the ready.

If you missed Tips 1 through 5, see them here. And discover a world of inspiration waiting in our Sew Savvy roundup!

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