Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday-Sewing Tip



Here's a simple little tip for those of you who sew. I was finding that it was taking me so long to cut something out with all the pinning and such, so I looked around to see what kind of weights I could use. Big heavy magnets were the key! I put them around the edge of the fabric I'm cutting and it is quick and easy and works great! No more dealing with little pins! And they can be conveniently stored and used on my refrigerator when I'm not sewing.

Note: This doesn't work well with small items; the magnets get in the way and move around too much. So I use pins for the little things I'm cutting out. But this is a real time-saver for large pieces!

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8 comments:

Lady Why said...

Excellent idea! Thanks!

Barbara H. said...

What a clever idea! I hate all that pinning and then unpinning.

Nettie said...

I do the same thing with my stoneware cereal bowls. I imagine the magnets would work even better!

lady laura said...

Great idea! Thanks =)

LammyAnn said...

interesting! I never thought of using magnets.
I'm gonna try this on my next cut out.
Thx

Tracy said...

I sew all the time...I never thought about using these! What an
awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

sarakastic said...

Now I have to think of something to sew so I can this, thanks.

Mommy Dearest said...

That's a good idea. My daughter always leaves the pins where the baby can get them.