Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Red Pin

Just a quick sewing tip before I head back to the grind stone.

90 % of the glass head pins in my pin cushions are white. Somewhere along the way I picked up a package of glass head pins in a variety of colors. I know you are saying right now "Okay, but what is the sewing tip?"

I have found that it helps me if I place a colored straight pin in the critical areas that I am pinning together. In this photo my critical point is a seam line of a waist band that I am matching to the seam line of a skirt. This reminds me to slow down and pay attention and get it exact.

I hope you have a great day! ~janet


  1. Great tip! Thanks. Now, try to remember where you got them so we can all be ready for "slow down" spots.

  2. Thanks for the tip. My sewing world changed when I switched to all glass head pins, many years ago!

  3. I think this is a very clever tip!!

  4. Janet....I like this tip alot! It's one of those "now why didn't I think of that" kind of tip! Thanks.