Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sewing Tip -- Refolding Pattern Pieces
I've decided to post sewing tips periodically, since there are some things I wish I had discovered long ago! I'm also hoping that some of you will add your own tips...
To start off, here's a tip about getting tissue paper pattern piece back into the package (now that's some alliteration!). I'm sure I'm not the only one who has tried stuffing pieces back into the envelope, often trying to refold them on the original lines to make them lie flat. Well, stuff no more!
If you iron your pattern pieces (without steam, of course!), they will become unbelievably smooth. You can fold them to any size you want, and the heat makes beautiful creases. I would actually recommend ironing your pieces before you even use them, as they will be much easier to arrange on your fabric!
As a note, don't try ironing Sense and Sensibility patterns -- the ink is heat sensitive, and will transfer onto your ironing board or iron!