Friday Tip!

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s National Sewing Month! (or at least so Red Snapper tells me…)

Here’s a Sewing Friday Tip!

Use a Post-It as a sewing guide for large seams

Most sewing machines have stitch guides on the throat plate at 1/8″ increments, but they are only the width of the plate. My machine only has marks up to 6/8″, but I sometimes need to sew wider seams that that.

Measure out from the needle and put a Post-It down at the desired distance. I set it so the near edge of the paper (where the sticky stuff is) is the guide. Make sure it’s straight!

Here’s my machine set up for an inch and a half seam.

Of course, you can also use other low-tack sticky items, like masking tape or painters tape to create your temporary guide. I always have Post-Its on my desk (in a very attractive holder, I might add) in my sewing room, so that’s what I grab.

Happy sewing!


Published in: on 12 September 2014 at 11:15 am  Leave a Comment  
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