Try this!

Quick tip for all the sewists out there:
When a project calls for you to press under a raw edge a certain distance, instead of painstakingly hovering over your ironing board balancing your iron and a ruler, simply use the guides on your machine to machine baste in a line of stitches at the distance it needs to be pressed under! Then just press at the basting line; no more measuring!

It’s as easy as…





It could be one of the oldest tricks in the book, but I just learned it from Colette’s “Snippets” emails. If you don’t already get them, I highly recommend signing up! Tons of helpful tips and tricks like this one, which is both a time and sanity saver.

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2 thoughts on “Try this!

  1. dressesandme says:

    ah-ha! That’s how you’re meant to do it!

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