September 9, 2017

NATIONAL SEWING MONTH - DAY 9...

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SEWING TIP OF THE DAY
(Maybe you've heard this, but just in case you haven't) 



Metal hem guides get too hot for fingers when pressing up a hem. To eliminate this problem, purchase a silicone pot holder and cut in per-measured strips (1/2", 1", 1 1/2", 2" and so on) to use as hem guides.  One pot holder is usually large enough to yield all the standard hem sizes we use.
The iron will not harm the silicone, and they always remain cool to the touch.

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    1. This keeps me a little ahead of the game.

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    1. Yes, it works well for me.

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  3. I tried this but my pot holder was too bumpy! It's hard to find one that is smooth, flat but stiff too. Where do you find those? :)

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    1. Here you go from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lamson-Original-HotSpot-Holder-Silicone/dp/B0006LVFV6/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_79_lp_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9DAB5H5843Y48Y9ZFTTZ

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  4. That's a great idea. I use strips of cardboard from hanging office folders in the same way. The silicone would be great because it won't warp like the cardboard can over time.

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    1. Thanks for looking in Elizabeth!

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  5. Thank you for your sewing tip inspiration! It's a good idea.

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