At this moment there is nothing cut and waiting to be stitched. I am taking advantage by doing some more back room organization. I have this big apothecary I love. It seems to catch all sorts of mixed up things so I've decided to dedicate it to elastics. Could it be because I just received a great shipment from Fashion Sewing Supply of elastics and interfacing? Youbetcha!
You've seen this trick before with patterns, fabrics and laces. Today we will use the same technique for the elastics.
Take your 6 inch acrylic ruler and use it to start wrapping the elastic. Once it is all wrapped it is easy to slide off the ruler. Then I put a hair elastic around it all and voila! In the jar it goes!
Lately I have been saving empty plastic thread spools. I know......Their moment in the sun arrived today! They are perfect for clear elastic and tiny regular elastics. They wound up so easily. There is 5 yards of clear elastic on one spool and room for lots more! I put a piece of tape on to secure things and into the jar it went. I don't think I will ever throw out a thread spool again! I am imagining all sorts of uses now, bias strips, pipings......
Now for some responses.
Here's my issue with bags. I hate changing them out all the time. How do you manage this?
I really don't change them often. Most of the bags you see end up being gifts for friends and family. I once in a while sell one or donate for a charity. I have seen those organizer thingies from Lazy Girl that look fabulous and may have to try that. They let you just lift out the contents of your bag and set it right into another one, pretty cool.
Is there a trick to pressing those tiny bulky seams in awkward places without burning your fingers?
This is where the wooden kitchen spoon comes in very handy. It's narrower and longer than a sleeve roll and in my basket of sewing tools now and forever. I still watch those fingers though!
Thanks for the heads up on the pattern. I haven't cut it yet as I am waiting for a back waist measurement from DD. Sophie is precociously tall and growing all the time so best check that number!
Thank you to the many new followers once again! Those bags seemed to have really spiked some interest and it is greatly appreciated. I love sharing with you all. It's all about keeping our art alive...Bunny