Dear friends, we are going to discover various everyday materials that can be a very useful tool for sewing. Today it’s time to open your eyes wide and take a little excursion around the house!
Cone holder cup
Thread cones are infinitely more comfortable and economical than standard 100m coils. Having a selection of basic color cones is a very good idea for your sewing arsenal.
To use them in conventional sewing machines, it is necessary to place an adapter that you can find in specialized stores, or pull indie resources and use a cup as a cone holder.
The cone must be able to rotate freely in the diameter of the cup and have stability so as not to tip over. Depending on the thread that remains in the cone, it is likely that a cup of another size. You will see it with us!
Sewing guide rubbers
On many occasions our needle plate does not have the guides with the necessary distances for our project, or they are marked in inches and we make a mess of ourselves.
Nothing is as simple as putting colored elastic bands on the free arm of the machine and playing with its position. In addition to moving them easily, the colors make it easier for us to locate them and make straight encyclopedia stitches.
To smooth the edges of necks and views, there is nothing more effective than taking advantage of giving a few passes of roller to the edges while the steam of the plate is in action.
Stabilizing tissue paper
For the future, every time we buy underwear or a garment and wrap it in tissue paper, we will have a small box reserved for storing it.
It is basic among the materials used to stabilize the cutting and sewing of woven fabrics to treat, such as silk and gauze. Despite his fragile appearance, he is a great ally!
For example, when we stick the needle in and start sewing, there are fabrics that go in the direction of the bobbin case and creep down ominously. The solution is to put a strip of tissue paper underneath the layers of fabric, so we can start sewing normally, even allowing ourselves the luxury of making safety stitches.
Once this hard work is finished, we just have to gently remove the paper and marvel at its function.
Finding a shaving brush these days, with hipster beards and razors of all kinds, is a green feat. But there is always the hope that you will have some of these barbershop relics in your homes.
We will trim the hairs of the brush until we get a hard and abrasive surface. It is very important to do a small test on the fabric where you are going to use this method to remove the chalk. In denim or twill it works great, but be careful with fabrics with natural fibers such as linen, because it can tear or lint.
We will continue to research inhospitable materials that can make our sewing easier and more fun. Do you have any unconventional tricks or tools in your sewing studio?
Until next time!