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Sew Essential! Tips, Tricks and Notions #9: Raid the Craft Supplies

2013 July 20

Your everyday, super normal glue stick is a wonderful “pin replacing” sewing tool. If you have been around Thread Riding Hood even for a short while you’ll already know this one! I did a quick search for the words “glue stick” and here is the round-up. Check out how many ways you can use one. This list will have you raiding your craft supplies in no time!

(1) Attach a Zipper (2) Hold a label ’till you sew it on {Tote-able Towel: Step 20} (3) Attach Piping (4) Hold an Applique in place {Ruffled Easter Egg Tee: Step 16}  (5) Attach Velcro {Reusable Snack Bag Review, Sew Much Ado Diaper/Tote a la Thread Riding Hood: Step 2}

(6) Attach Knee Pads and Ribbon {Simple Shorts with Heart Knee Pads: Step 7, Simple Shorts with Oval Knee Pads: Step 6, Simple Sport Shorts: Step 3} (7) Hemming {Change a Zipper Pull: Step 9} (8) My favorite! Keep your kid busy by recycling printed pattern scraps!

Have you tried using a glue stick when you sew?

Tomorrow – Sew Essential! #10. Only 5 more days to go until we announce the giveaway winner and a Sew Essential! Round-Up Post.

 

 
7 Responses leave one →
  1. donna permalink
    July 20, 2013

    I’ve never seen this and it is wonderful to know. I’ve been enjoying each hint. Thanks so much.

    • July 21, 2013

      Hooray! You can tell I use this one a lot :) Hope it works just as well for you! Glad you are enjoying the series.

  2. mom permalink
    July 22, 2013

    It really does work well. I was dubious when you first suggested it. Would it really hold it in place??? It does. Great idea!!!

    • July 22, 2013

      Glad you tried it – it’s so much easier than pins – and generally it holds flatter as well. And I love things that take less time! :)

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