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 From more than forty years having a good time living a sustainable life
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Odds and ends of little sewing tips, hints and ideas to add to your sewing repertoire.


pinning narrow elasticPinning Elastic - This is a dilemma, especially when working with fine or slippery fabric and small elastic, such as around the legs of a bathing suit. You want to use fairly fine quality pins to slip through both elastic and material smoothly, easily and without catching. Putting the pin in is fine, but to bring that nice little pin back up through the stiffer elastic, especially if the elastic is narrow, often ends up going beyond the elastic, or bending the pin. If you use heftier pins they don't slide through very well. So, I put the fabric and elastic up onto something, at the edge, so I can gently push that pin down and bring it up within that narrow width. Here I'm using a couple of my smooth weights. Makes the fussy job of pinning the elastic much smoother. But it also helps when pinning any narrow piece.


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