Darcy Lewis Design

Adventures in "Good Enough" Design

Today’s Sewing Tip is….

I sew for a living, so I’m always looking for ways to make my work easier.  You know how often you need to measure hem widths to fold over and iron, or mark other widths for other things?  WELL!  After a while of painstakingly measuring out the right width and marking it at 400 points along the way, I’d had enough.  So I took some cardstock  (you like the really pretty pink ombered card?), measured strips of the various widths I use most, and carefully cut them out (they’re nearly precise).  Now I have a set of pre-measured strips that I keep in my notions drawer, ready to whip out.  I lay one long side against the edge of my fabric, and run my marking pen down the other side, slide it along and repeat.  Without having to check numbers, this goes SO much faster!!!!

What tips and tricks do you use to make your work easier?



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