Basting Made Easy: Just tape then sew around the pieces
How to Revive Old Clothing: Shave those fluffs off with
a safety razor.
Make an Emergency Clothes
Brush: Wrap a piece
of tape around the hand, sticky side out.
Stop Clothes Catching on
Wooden Hangers: Put
a coat of clear nail polish over splinters and rough edges.
A Needle Sharpening Pin Cushion: Use steel wool to fill your cushion.
Quick Needle Sharpening Trick: Rub needle against an emery board.
Make a Good Yarn Preserver: Wrap yarn around a moth ball for storage.
Handy Tip for Cutting Fur: Use a razor blade on back of fur when
cutting and you will not cut any hair.
Tips on Sewing Slippery Material: Stick a piece of waxed paper in seam,
pull away when finished.
Easy Pickup of Needle Spills: Use a small magnet.
Excellent Knitting Tip: Keep ball of yarn in nylon stocking
- will flow out free of tangles.
How to Get Rid of Shiny Pants: Make a solution of one part vinegar
to four parts water. Soak a cloth in solution, wring out, place
over pants and press lightly.
When You Need Heavy Duty
Thread: Use dental floss.
Make a Handy Tape Measure
Holder: Wind tape around
an old adhesive tape spool.
Prevent Nylon from Yellowing: Add baking soda to your wash and rinse
Make a Perfect Sock Darner: Pull socks over a light bulb - makes
Restore Velvet Like New: Brush good, then hang in a steamy
How to Get Rid of Knots on
Sweaters: Rub lightly
with a piece of sandpaper.
How to Remove Lint from Wool: Use a damp sponge and touch lightly.
Caring for Leather: Brush with skim milk every three months.
Repair Scuffed Patent Leather: Cover with same color polish, let dry;
then cover with clear nail polish.
Repair Cracking Patent Leather: Before each wearing, rub briskly with
your hand, then a soft cloth.
How to Soften Leather Shoes: Sponge with black coffee.
To Protect Your Sewing Bag: Stick the point of your closed scissors
into a cork.
Neat Pin and Needle Container: Save those stick deodorant containers.
They work great!
Renew those Worn Out Blankets: Sew cloth on both sides and you have
a new quilt.
To Ensure the Sections of
Material Cut from a Pattern are Accurate: First press the sections before laying them
to be cut.
Breath Life into Those Worn
Lingerie Items: Machine
stitch over small breaks.
Keep Needles Rust Free: Stick them straight into a bar of
Eliminate the Old Hemline
in Your Wool Clothes:
When lowering, sponge with vinegar, then press.
Save Repair Bills on Your
Sewing Machine: Try
oiling and delinting first before sending out for costly repairs.
Handy Substitute for Hemline
Chalk: A bar of soap
Prevent Your Thread from
Knotting when Basting:
Tie a knot in the thread before snipping off.
Remove Stains from Suede: First rub with a emery board, then
leave in a steamy shower or apply light steam from your iron.
Remove Grease From Valuable
Silks: Rub in baby powder
and let stand several days, then brush out. Powder should absorb
Tip on Ironing Ruffles: Always iron these on the wrong side
and from the edge in.
Handy Tip for Ironing Skirt
Hems: Always make sure
hems are fully dry. Iron from bottom to top, not side to side.
Iron with the grain of the fabric.
To Iron Embroidered Items: Lay right side down on a terry cloth
and press out.
Don't Pop Your Button: Cover them with a spoon while ironing.
Ironing Seer Sucker: If you ever have to do so, on the
wrong side only.
Fast Easy Way to Remove Lint: Put your garment on the fluff cycle
in dryer for a few moments.
Handy Tip for Filling Steam
Irons: Your old squeeze
bottles work great!
Quickie Iron Tip: Place Reynolds Wrap under the ironing
board cover. Heats up faster and cuts your time in half.
Patchwork Tip: Before your sew a patch on any washable
garment, be sure to wash the patch once to avoid shrinkage.
Cool Folding Tip: After ironing, be sure to let the
garments cool completely before storing.