Many times sewing turns into clumsy and stressful job as you are unaware of easy hacks that can make your sewing life easy. To make sewing easy we have collected 10 unique and useful sewing hacks, which are listed below:
1. How To Use Tissue Paper And Patterns:
To smooth your tissue paper in which you have printed your pattern, just iron it on low heat without steam. This will make your tissue paper handy to use. Cut out the largest size of the tissue paper and then fold over the excess, that way your pattern will not get ruined and you can use it to make alterations. If you are going to reuse the pattern couple of times use freezer paper and, simply iron it before cutting it for the first time. This will prevent the delicate paper from tearing.
2. Keep Pins And Needles Handy:
Lot of times while sewing we end up losing our pins and can’t find them for days. To make sure you don’t waste time finding a pin simply keep a magnet ready to pick them up. You can also take a long metal stick and attach a magnet to it, if your pin goes under the bed or sofa you can simply scroll up your magnet stick to find the pin. If you want to keep your pins sharp and shiny you can use steel wool as stuffing for your pins. To store the pins and needles you can use matchbox or you can also use a bar soap for the same purpose.
3. Keep Your Scissors Handy And Sharpened:
You should always keep your scissor sharp to avoid any kind a mess during cutting the fabric. You need not buy a new scissor every time, to sharpen your scissor simply cut foil paper or sand paper with your scissor. We keep losing scissors while sewing unlike needles it is easy to find them but it wastes a lot of time easy way to avoid this simply tie your scissors around your neck with a ribbon and you will never misplace them.
4. Use Of Hair-Straightener In Sewing:
If you want to press the press fabric between buttons and other or other stuff simply use hair straightener this really ease the task. You can also use the straightener to iron the edges of cotton or other thick fabrics if you are feeling too lazy to go to an iron board and iron the whole fabric.
5. Ease Up With Fabric:
To cut your fabric according to your pattern with 100 percent accuracy, add freezer paper to your fabric. You can use binder clips to hold your fabric that can easily get damaged from pins like leather. To hold the pleats of your fabric use bobby pins while ironing and making pleats. Cutting slippery fabrics can be a little tricky. To avoid any mistake while cutting a fabric just add a muslin cloth beneath your fabric and to hold the two together pin the layers this will make the whole process of cutting simple and you won’t waste any fabric.
When you are adding elastic to anything just stretch this will stop the elastic from stretching later. If you are inserting elastic in something that is long and you don’t want to lose the end of the elastic then add a safety pin on both the edges of elastic.
sewing can become very troublesome if the storage is not proper and it can also waste a lot of your space. To save a lot of space use a folding table attached to the wall. File a fabric using pant hangers. Add storage to your ironing board and sewing table you can add it on sides or below it. Pegboard can be used in different ways to keep your things handy and in reach while sewing. Use magnet board and metal containers to store your buttons and much different stuff.
When you are sewing with a large thread you can find it rolling and tripping all around creating a mess and tangling your thread. To avoid all this mess jus place it into a mug. To allow your thread in the tiny whole of needle cut the thread on the edge, or to stiffen your threads spray hair spray on threads, this will easily slip it into the needle.
9. Scotch Tape:
if you want to keep your hands free and still hold the buttons or any other embellishments with your fabric while stitching just apply scotch tape on the corner of the button and it won’t move until you are done stitching and when your work is over simply remove it.
10. Use Dryer Sheet:
To prevent your thread from tangling or knotting just run it through the dryer sheet before you start sewing.