Hello there! Just a few things before we get to this week’s tip…
1. I’ve added a new pinterest button that will pop up in the top corner when you hover over a picture. Yay.
2. There is a new “Sewing Tips
” tab up top there so all the Tip of the Week posts are in one place and easy to find. Double yay.
3. You can also follow the Tip of the Week pin board
if you aren’t a blog follower but what to keep up on the tips. Triple yay.
4. The response to last week’s tip
was so overwhelming, that I may never again come up with anything so awesome. Boo.
I know this week’s tip isn’t going to cut it, but I’ll definitely keep trying to inspire you guys. or I’ll ask Gramma for help!
Use masking tape to mark a stitch guide wider than
those already shown on your sewing machine’s throat plate
Some of you are probably making an odd face and thinking “What the heck is a throat plate?”
Don’t worry, it’s just the name for that metal part under the presser foot. You know, where the feed dogs are.
The thing with 5/8, 7/8, etc. engraved on it so you can sew a straight line. Or at least pretend to.
Yeah, that thing! It’s called a throat plate.
But what do you do when you need to sew something wider that the measly inch or so that they give you?
Use a ruler to measure out from the needle and mark a temporary guideline with a piece of masking tape.
This is important. Make sure you are measuring from the needle and not the edge of the presser foot!
When you are ready to sew just line up the edge of your fabric with the tape and cruise along.
Then you can simply peel the tape off when your’re done. Easy Peasy.
Does anyone have any fun plans for this weekend?We’re in for another round of rain and snow here. Spring? What Spring?Hope the weather is much nicer in your neck of the woods.Happy Friday!