Tip Of The Day

I’m working on a dress right now. No sneak peeks, it’s for a pattern test. But I can say that the skirt has knife pleats, that can be topstitched down if the fabric used doesn’t hold a pleat well. I’m being lazy and decided I’d use some Spray Starch and just press those pleats into place.

Ladies, here’s my tip of the day. When grabbing the Spray Starch off the shelf because you’d rather be a little lazy and not topstitch, make sure if it is in fact Spray Starch, and not actually Spray Adhesive. That is all.

Those pleats aren’t ever coming out.



About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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7 Responses to Tip Of The Day

  1. Susan Page says:

    Oh, no! That’s the kind of tip a person doesn’t want to learn the hard way. Hope it didn’t damage the fabric.


  2. Eska says:

    Ouch. >.< I hate when you think you will be saving time and end up doing something silly.


  3. Lester Ann says:

    Fun post, Laura, and I certainly do get the “Manning the Machine” title.


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