Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday Tips - Elmer's Glue instead of Pinning How To

Every Tuesday, I'm going to post a tip --- things that have really helped me, and are easy to do!

Today's tip is about using water soluble glue (I use Elmer's School Glue) to match seams for sewing, instead of pins.

I really have a love/hate relationship with pins.  I know we need them, but they are such a hassle.  Then I remembered seeing an idea about using glue instead of pins.  Here's my adaptation:

Water Soluble Glue Instead of Pins

After pressing (if necessary) put a small line of water soluble glue in the 1/4" seam allowance at the point where you need to match seams.  You can put the glue along the entire seam, but I'm lazy :)

Align the two pieces to be sewn, matching seams. Press to set the glue.

Sew the seams and press -- it's that easy.

 Sometimes you may need to give the seam a little pull if the glue got past the seam line, but the results are beautiful!
I  hope this helps someone else out there who is looking for an alternative to pinning!


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