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Video: Two Great Marking Tips

Video Length: 1:25
Produced by: Evamarie Gomez and Judith Neukam; Shot by: Gary Junken

Sewers have a multitude of ways to mark their fabric. There are chalks, water and air-soluble pens, permanent markers, and the tried-and-true tracing paper and wheel. They all have a problem or two, but there's a better way.

Threads author and video personality Pamela Leggett told Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam about Frixion pens, which can be purchased at any office supply store. This pen's marks can be erased with the hard nub at the end of the pen. The marks also can be ironed away. They return only if the temperature dips below 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Don't worry, though: The marks disappear as soon as it warms up.

Pamela also also mentioned another marker.

Next time you're changing tissue patterns, try using a Paper Mate felt-tip marker. This pen marks effortlessly on pattern tissue and doesn't bleed through the paper onto the table or fabric.

Smarter, Better, Faster Cover   For sewing tips, fitting fixes, and handy techniques, be sure to purchase your copy of Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster (The Taunton Press, 2014)
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