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What Do Film Canisters and Sand Have in Common?

Hold a pattern steady while tracing and cutting it by filling film containers with sand and using them as pattern weights.

Hold a pattern steady while tracing and cutting it by filling film containers with sand and using them as pattern weights.

Photo: Scott Phillips

It's not a cheesy sewing joke-plastic 35mm film containers are truly worth their weight in sand! You'll save yourself the trouble and aggravation of trying to hold a pattern steady while tracing and cutting it by filling the containers with sand and using them as pattern weights.


Submitted by: N. Shriber, Springfield, Virginia.

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Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 in sewing, tips & tricks

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