Tuesday, October 27, 2009

sewtober - pin it!

If you can't be bothered basting it then at least pin it. Trust me!
An awful habit that I've developed is pinning parallel to the seam which often results in a lot rework when I get the direction of the pin wrong. A better way to pin is perpendicular to the seam (as shown in the pic. above) the pins are easy to remove as your machine chugs* along.

*Of course your machine might hum.

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  1. LOL, I've been trying for ages to get my friend to pin this way, she insists on pinning parallel to the seam and gets in all sorts of trouble. I will show her this so doesn't think it's just be being fussy :)

  2. Or better yet, sew straight over the top of the pins and pull them all out at the end.

  3. This is one of the first things I teach in beginner classes. You wouldn't believe how many people were taught in school to pin the other way....

  4. I'm with Gina. I might try it on the darstedly hem that I can't get straight....

  5. I am FOREVER turning pins around and it drives me mad - I must remember this one.
    Thanks Sally.


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