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12 absolutely genius sewing tips.

12 absolutely genius sewing tips.
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Sewing is a passion for some but a headache for other! Even if you do no wish to be a seamstress in this life, it is always very practical to have some sewing skills. 

Here are 12 brilliant sewing tips to make it a little easier.

1. Hairspray

Stop wasting time trying to put the thread through the eye of a needle again.All you have to do is spray a small amount of hairspray on the thread. It will make it so much easier!

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2. Cardboard

To make sure your hem is perfect and even, take a few minutes to make a pattern from a piece of cardboard. This will make it easier to iron the fabric.

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3. Paper Clips

When you need to sew several pieces of fabric, use paper clips. Needles might damage the fabric, this way you will be safe!

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4. Glass Case

Keep your old glasses case, especially ff you are sewing often. It can still be used and turn into a small sewing kit, perfect for storing in your luggage or at home so you don't loose it again.

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5. Sharpen scissors

Overtime you might notice that your scissors are no longer sharp like they used to be. To sharpen them, simply cut a steel wool or aluminum foil.

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6. Nail polish

To secure a button, use this great and simple trick: apply a layer of transparent nail polish on the thread.

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7. Soap Bar

You can kill two birds with one stone by sticking head pins into a bar of soap. First, you will no longer have to search for them, and they will slide more easily into the fabric.

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8. Foam Toe Separator

Here's a great way to store small spools of wire, use small foam toe separator cushions! They are simply perfect for this purpose.

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9. Washi Paper 

Did you know that a piece of Washi paper can be used as a measurement on your sewing machine? Leaving no glue residue, it will not damage the fabric.

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10. Rubber Bands

To easily calculate the seam allowance, you can use rubber bands as a measure unit. Not only will they stay in place, but you can easily move them around and they are very cheap!

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11. Ribbon

Are you always looking for you sewing scissors? Simply hang them on your neck with a ribbon, so you no longer have to search under a ton of fabric.

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12. Use your thumb

By drawing 2 marks on your thumb, you can sew stitches at equal distance. Genius!

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If you think you can help others with these sewing tips, do not hesitate to share them!

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