Marking a hem on your own with no special tools - stretch a string taut across a doorway and dust it with bath powder (probably flour or chalk would work too), then brush up against the string in the unhemmed garment. Tricky!
Baby Powder, Bath Powder, Sewing Hems, Mark Hem, Sewing Projects, Sewing Tips, Marking Hems, Sewing Technique, Sewing Ideas
marking hem by yourself: string in doorway + bath powder. SO smart. This would also work with our chalk line.
marking hem by yourself: string in doorway + bath powder - this is brilliant and just what I need!
how to mark hem line by yourself, hem-marking device, sewing tips, From threads magazine
link doesn't work- but must remember this: marking hem with string and baby powder
marking hem by yourself: string in doorway + bath powder
Mark hems with string and baby powder! Genius!!!
sewing, hem, string, baby powder,
Sewing Technique: Hem Marking
How to Get Rid of Water Marks from Wood
Olive Oil, Water Stain, Water Mark, Watermark, Coffee Table, Cleaning Trick, Wood Table
Have water marks on your wood table? Use a hairdryer on it! Then some olive oil or wood moisturizing fluid.
Distractify | 36 House Cleaning Tricks Water rings on wood furniture? Soak up excess moisture with a towel, then blast it with a hair dryer while still damp, and they should disappear.
Homemade Mamas: Cleaning Products, use a hair dryer on high to remove water marks/stains from wood tables/furniture
Get rid of watermarks -- We used a blow dryer on high. We held it fairly close to the stain. Slowly it stared disappearing! Rub with olive oil to moisturze the wood.
Water rings on the coffee table!! Remove it with a hairdryer & olive oil! Tried this today- it works!!!
How to remove a water stain from wood!! Awesome! They say dry heat to get rid of the water ring then olive oil to condition...must try this!
Have water marks on your wood table? Use a hairdryer on it! Then some olive oil or wood moisturizing fluid. This totally works! I tried it yesterday- MJ
@Melissa Gear Gives me ideas for the coffee table in the living room lol "Using a hair dryer or an iron to get rid of water rings. Could that work here? We gave it a try. We used a blow dryer on high. We held it fairly close to the stain. Slowly it stared disappearing! YEA!!!! After about 20 minutes the stain was almost completely gone. We put a little olive oil on it to moisturize the wood. The results were amazing!!"
How to remove water stain from wood. Unfortunately this happens all to often (especially if you have children or friends who haven't heard of coasters). You move a hot or cold drink only to find a big ugly water mark on your wooden table. Ughhh! Rebecca found this guy on her coffee table and thought the table was ruined. She tried a trick that had worked in the past, olive oil rubbed over the stain. Nothing. Homemade Nana suggested mayo on it. Nothing. Auntie said she had heard that regular toothpaste would remove a water ring. Again nothing! So we started scouring the internet and found howtogetridofstuff.com . They suggested using a hair dryer or an iron to get rid of water rings. Could that work here? We gave it a try. We used a blow dryer on high. We held it fairly close to the stain. Slowly it stared disappearing! YEA!!!!
How to copy a garment- without taking it apart
Painters Tape, Sewing Pattern, Diy Pattern, Easy Pattern, Pants Pattern, Painterstape, Copy Pattern
Duplicate your favorite pants or other garments with this easy pattern making technique #sewing #DIY
How To Copy A Garment Without Taking It Apart Cheap & Easy ... enter painters tape. It is important to use painters tape or some other low-tack tape because you are going to actually put it ON the pants ... easy, smart way to copy your favorite clothing ......... #DIY #painterstape #copy #clothing #pattern #howto #tips #sewing #fabric #crafts
Cheap and Picky: Another Use For Painter's Tape to copy pattern from your favourite garment
Another Use For Painters Tape - making a sewing pattern for your favorite top or pants
DIY pants pattern. This is exactly what I've been needing all my life.
Cheap and Picky: Another Use For Painter's Tape, pants pattern
using painter's tape to copy patterns
DIY Patterns Using Painter's Tape
drafting a pant pattern
Tutorial - Hemming Jeans - a quilters technique. Clever trick for bulky seams.
Sewing Technique, Heming Jean, Couture Technique, Sewing Machine
Jeans Hemming Trick--Clip on each side of thick seam. Sew hem in place but do not bend under the thick seam. When hem complete, cut off thick seam to match hem.
Quilt, Knit, Run, Sew: A Tutorial - Hemming Jeans - a quilters technique that won't break your sewing machine
Quilter's Trick For Hemming Jeans ........... #DIY #jeans #hem #hemming #denim #trick #tip #howto #fabric #sewing #crafts
Sewing Tutorial - Hemming Jeans - a quilters technique. Clever trick for bulky seams.
Quilt, Knit, Run, Sew: A Tutorial - Hemming Jeans. Best & easiest Jean hemming! 💕👍
DENIM JEAN QUILT............PC.. A Tutorial - Hemming Jeans - a quilters technique
#Sewing Tutorial - Hemming Jeans -
clever trick - using a fork to form even pleats
Fork Pleating, Sewing Tips, Sewing Help, Sewing Technique, Sewing, Sewing Ideas, Sewing Machine, Couture Technique
Sewing Tutorial: Fork Pleating, brought to you by the lovely people at Truly Victorian : http://trulyvictorian.com/videos/ForkPleats.MOV
Fork Pleating, use hot glue if you don't have a sewing machine: http://trulyvictorian.com/videos/ForkPleats.MOV
Fork Pleating, brought to you by the lovely people at Truly Victorian. Click on the following and you'll see the video : http://trulyvictorian.com/videos/ForkPleats.MOV
dariattic: anachronisminaction: Fork Pleating, brought to you by the lovely people at Truly Victorian : http://trulyvictorian.com/videos/ForkPleats.MOV I love people who come up with neat little ideas like these.
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Anachronism In Action: Fork Pleating sewing technique
Fork Pleating, awesome sewing tip
Técnicas de costura
The Slipstitch by Historical Sewing. (Use for hems, etc.) This lady's entire site is AMAZING!!!
Diy Sewing, Historical Sewing, Sewing Pattern, Sewing Tips, Sewing Help, Sewing Technique
slipstitch: used to blind-hem a cuff or skirt/dress hem, amongst other things. one of the easiest and most versatile hand stitches, IME.
SEWING-HELP-The Slipstitch by Historical Sewing. (Use for hems, etc.) This lady's entire site is AMAZING!!!
The Slipstitch by Historical Sewing. (Use for hems, etc.) Lots of different sewing tips
The Slipstitch by Historical Sewing. Great sewing tips for all levels of talent.
The Slipstitch by Historical Sewing. Hand sewing techniques. Costuming tips.
Historical Sewing. This entire site is devoted to hand sewing techniques.
Historical sewing techniques.
The secret to hemming knits ~ Rae Gun Ramblings
Sewing Tip, Sewing Help, Sewing Technique, How To Sew Knit, Hemming Knit, Sewing Knit Fabric
The secret to hemming knits. It's the type of thread you use! Fill the bobbin thread with wooly nylon. (I wind it on the machine but I don’t putt it through the tension when I am winding.) Use a twin needle to sew using regular (not wooly nylon) top thread.
The secret to hemming knits. It's the type of thread you use! Rae Gun Ramblings--and apparently using the twin needles--must try this. Wooly nylon thread
The secret to hemming knits: Wooly Nylon Thread in the bobbin (available at Amazon) loosely wound. Twin Needle with regular thread on top.
The secret to hemming knits. It's the type of thread you use! Rae Gun Ramblings. Twin needle, standards pressed foot, wooly nylon thread in the bobbin only.
The secret to hemming knits. Use wooly nylon thread in the bobbin only. It has some stretch to it. Use regular thread in the twin needles.
The secret to hemming knits. It's the type of thread you use! Wooly nylon thread and twin needles
The secret to hemming knits. Bobbin thread with wooly nylon + twin needle. Rae Gun Ramblings
The secret to hemming knits. Fill bobbin thread with wooly nylon. Wind it on machine but don’t put it through tension when winding. Use a cone thread holder or hold hand under thread to raise it while it’s spinning. Use twin needle to sew using regular thread. Marvel at your beautiful double row stitching that magically has little give making it perfect knit hem without popping stitches or leaving you with rippled effect. Can also wind elastic thread for shirring!
Secret to hemming knit fabric,use wooly nylon thread n twin needle
How to make a dress form! Way cheaper than buying one!
Duct Tape Dress Form, How To Make A Dress Form Diy, Diy Bust Form, Paper Dresses, Dress Forms Ideas, Diy Dress Form Tutorials, Dressform
Paper Tape Homemade Dress form. MUST make this. I could design clothes like on Project Runway without having to spend a fortune on a dress form.
Custom make your clothes with your own homemade dress form. Another more detailed version here: http://makingitwell.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/i-made-my-own-dress-form.html
Paper Tape Homemade Dress form. Seems like much better a solution than the duct tape version.
Make a dressform, inexpensive and doesnt need to be stuffed. Made with paper tape.
Custom make your clothes with your own homemade dress form.
Reminder: Brown-paper tape to make dressform
How to make a paper dress form
Dress molds from paper tape
Duct tape dress form
A paper-tape dress form is the easiest and cheapest of all. This is better than the duct tape one, you don't need to be wrapped in plastic 1st.
Sewing Projects, Dress Form, Sewing Tips, Diy Dressform, Body Shape, Sewing Form, Crafts Sewing
Paper-tape dress form. Mom and I made one the other day. I am looking forward to trying on my next sewing project.
a homemade dress form tutorial. THIS is a great idea for all us ladies with untypical body shapes! I know some of my pals out there wanted a dress form, but they were all expensive - here's a great way to make your own!
I could so use this - everything is always too big in some parts and just right in others - a homemade dress form tutorial. THIS is a great idea for all us ladies with untypical body shapes! Sheer awesomeness.
Something about this makes me smile every time I see it. (Homemade dress form tutorial for non-typical body shapes)
a homemade dress form tutorial. THIS is a great idea for all ladies with atypical body shapes~or for someone who just likes dress forms as decor!
a homemade dress form tutorial. THIS is a great idea for all us ladies with untypical body shapes!
diy paper dress form
DIY Sewing Form
Thread Holder, Safety Pin, Large Spool, Couture Technique, Thread Cone, Thread Stand, Bernina Sewing Machine
Another solution for using large thread cones while sewing. Add a safety pin to the thread spool holder as a simple guide tool. Simple.
When the thread cone is too large for the machine thread spool; How to Make Your Own (really cheap!) Cone Thread Stand
DIY: Large Cone Thread Stand. Use a tall cd spindle base. You know, the packaging they are sold in. The safety pin connects the thread to the machine you thread as usual.
Add this to my "mug" thread holder and I've got it made.Check this out if you have a large spool of thread that will not fit on your machine. Super simple! #sewingtip #sewing
Add a safety pin to the thread spool holder as a simple guide tool when using large thread cones
Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of painting container & cut slits in foam for a super easy paint brush holder.
Paint Brush Holders, Pool Noodles, Painting Tips, Paintbrush Holder, Cut Slits, Great Idea, Fit Sides, Paint Brushes
So smart. Paint Brush Holder - GREAT idea. Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of container... and cut slits in foam. #foam #paintbrush #holder #diy #idea #craft
Paint Brush Holder - GREAT idea. Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of container... and cut slits in foam. I wonder if a pool noodle would work?
Paint Brush Holder - GREAT idea. Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of container & cut slits in foam or use Pool Noodles. Also great to use to make instruments w/kids to show difference of sound&vibration of various items I.e. rubber bands, various strings etc. & can even attach buttons & other items to allow kids to experiment w/sounds. Encourage them to make a song to share with everyone else in house or for show & share at school instead of bringing a toy, encourage sharing creativity!
Love this skirt!
Upcycled Wool Skirts, Plaid Skirts, Men'S Jackets, Thrifted Men, Wool Skirt Refashion, Wool Skirts Pattern, Plaid Skirt Patterns
Ruffle skirt made with thrifted plaid men's jacket. Love the cinnamon and peacock autumn color scheme, the shape, and the button detail!
Sweet Jane ruffle skirt, $72 USD, via http://LovetoLoveYou.etsy.com http://downjacketsshow.blogspot.com/ Cannadagoose JACKETS is on clearance sale,lowest price. t $169 #canadagoose #coats #down jackets
Thrifted men's jacket and some ruffles....ok I need to get sewing again!!
Thrifted men's jacket and some ruffles -skirt inspiration
Thrifted mens jacket and some ruffles
Love this tartan skirt!
How to clean up stray threads in your sewing room without vacuuming! I even have these rollers to hand.
Sewing Room, Craftroom, Loose Thread, Velcro Roller, Hair Roller
Pick up stray threads from sewing projects :: put a fuzzy velcro-type hair-roller over a small paint roller and just roll the threads right up. Those Sticky rollers are good in the sewing room, too (except they don't stand up to many rinses before the stickiness is lost so only buy cheap ones)
Simple Sewing Room Solution :: add a bristle hair roller over small paint roller to pick up loose threads saves lugging a vacuum cleaner around
Velcro hair rollers - No-Vacuum Sewing Room Idea: Mini-sized PAINT ROLLER + HAIR-ROLLER (the hook/velcro kind that stick to your hair without grips) = LINT 'n' THREAD CATCHER for your floors/ carpets/ upholstery in your sewing and craft rooms!! From: http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/2013/09/no-vacuum-sewing-room-idea.html
No-Vacuum Sewing Room Idea - great use of damaging hair rollers and a paint roller handle. That paint roller is about $1 at homedepot #sewingtips
No-Vacuum Sewing Room Idea in the latest Threads magazine. Use itty-bitty paint roller and bristly hair rollers. run this across the floor beneath my sewing table.
No-Vacuum Sewing Room Idea: Mini-sized PAINT ROLLER + HAIR-ROLLER (the hook/velcro kind that stick to your hair without grips) = LINT 'n' THREAD CATCHER for your floors/ carpets/ upholstery in your sewing and craft rooms!!
No-Vacuum Sewing Room Idea - a mini paint roller and bristle brush hair roller for quick pick-ups.
No-Vacuum Sewing Room Idea -- velcro rollers on a mini-paint roller?? so clever!
Too small of a shirt that you don't want to get rid of?
Sewing Alteration, Alter Shirt, Simple Alteration, Altered Shirt, Shirt Alteration, Tight Shirt
Simple alterations can make that too-tight shirt into an adorable shirt that fits!
Simple alterations can make that too-tight shirt fit. Very clever
Simple alteration to make a too-tight shirt into one that fits
Élargir un tee shirt avec de la dentelle devenu trop petit
Simple alterations for that too-tight shirt.
The Perfect road trip pillow
Trip Pillow, Sewing Projects, Diy Car Pillow, Road Trips, Seatbelt, Roadtrip
Make the ultimate road trip pillow. | 30 Insanely Easy Ways To Make Your Road Trip Awesome #roadtrip #easy #tips
Car Trip Pillow. Sew pillow shapes like photo. Place around seat belt but do not change seatbelt location/function.
The Perfect Road Trip Pillow - seatbelt hugging pillow with sewing directions from Mrs. Frugal Franny
Folding travel pillow fits over seat belt strap for road trip awesomeness DIY sewing tutorial
Road Trip Pillow! I grabbed ayard of fabric and cut two equallsized rectangles. I put right sides together and sewed all around, but leaving a 9 inch gap at bottom. I then ironed on a 4 in strip of interfacing to both sides, down the middle. This is where the seatbelt will hug. I turned the fabric right side out and sewed two straight lines on either side of where I felt the interfacing on the inside. I stuffed both sides, folded under the gap fabric, and completed the top stitch.
The Perfect Road Trip Pillow - seatbelt hugging pillow with sewing directions.
The Perfect Road Trip Pillow! This would be a rad beginner sewing project :D
Make the ultimate road trip pillow. Free Sewing Tutorial
DIY Car Pillow
pant alterations. brilliant.
Pants Alteration, Sewing Pattern, Common Pant, Pant Alteration, Sewing Technique, Trouser Alteration, Pants Pattern
common pants alterations http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2012/03/one-pant-pattern-many-styles.html
most common pant alterations (A Fashionable Stitch) | See more about Pants, Pants Pattern and Charts.
Gotta look at this! Previous Pinner said: SUMMARY OF THE MOST COMMON PANT ALTERATIONS: One Pant Pattern, MANY STYLES
pati palmer's most common pants alterations chart, via sunni at a fashionable stitch. Also, agooddiagram of pants pattern shape.
Sewing techniques: pattern alteration. pati palmer's most common pants alterations chart
Helpful Sewing Tips | Summary of the Most Common Pants or Trouser Alterations
SUMMARY OF THE MOST COMMON PANT ALTERATIONS: One Pant Pattern, MANY STYLES
ALTERNATION OF PANTS PATTERN: Most common pants alterations.
pants sewing - pattern alterations
7 Essential Sewing Skills - need to do some of these button hole tutorials. also ironing tips and zippers and seam finishing and hemming
Essential Sewing, Diy Sewing, Sewing Projects, Sewing Skills, Needlework Tutorials, Sewing Machine, Crafts Sewing, Sewing Tutorials, Essential Skills
Seven Essential Sewing Skills | Sew Mama Sew | Bringing you outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005.
Seven Essential Sewing Skills: Pre Washing, Taking Measurements, Pressing, Seam Finishing, Sewing Zippers, Buttons & Buttonholes and Hemming
Seven Essential Sewing Skills...definitely need to learn these, now that I have a sewing machine!
7 essential Sewing skills you need to know - Perfect for FCS
Seven Essential Skills
basic sewing tutorials
Most sewing machine problems can be traced to poor general maintenance or neglect. Learn how to keep your machine in tiptop shape with only a few simple supplies and a few minutes of attention daily, weekly, or monthly— depending on how much you sew.