Creative Pinning

I’ve got a post coming today or tomorrow concerning how to do a challenging alteration.

But, in the meantime, I just had to show you how creative my customers are when it comes to pinning.

Those of you who sew always have pins on hand.

But have you noticed what happens when people don’t?

They use all manner of ingenuity and some are really creative.

I’ve seen duct tape, clothespins, and needles.

I even had a customer staple her hem to show me where to sew it!

This is what arrived on my doorstep today:

Works for me!


6 Responses

  1. My oldest son is a Tiger Cub. At last week’s meeting, one of the mothers was complaining because the badges were beginning to come off of her son’s uniform. She had used double sided fusible interfacing to attach them. I was one of only a few mothers who had actually sewn the patches to the top!

  2. So funny! I never would have thought of using regular scotch tape. I guess non-sewers would have to be creative. 😀

  3. LOL, I love it.

  4. I just used double sided tape to mark where to hem my pants…lol, well it works 🙂

  5. Hi, I confess I’m a non sewer and have resorted to a stapler in the past (blush).

    I need some advice please, I bought a beautiful wedding dress from the Bay of E which has been made and not shop bought. I think it’s a copy of Sottero with corset back and embroidery, problem is there are pin marks coming down the satin bodice where pleats were made and some of the embroidery ‘patches’ (don’t know tech term!) are loose.

    Would the pin holes look less noticeable if I have dress steamed and what can I do about the embroidery, I could put a small stitch in but I don’t even know which needles to use! It truly is a beautiful piece of work despite these problems, I don’t know what to do, thanks,

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