Video: Double Your Tape Measure
Sometimes 60-inch-long measuring tapes seem like more trouble than they’re worth. They get in the way and end up tangled in your sewing. But there’s a better way.
Robin Peabody from Naperville, Illinois, came up with this idea. Robin intentionally cuts her tape in two. If you’re going to do this on purpose, cut one piece 36 inches long to have a full yard, and use the other 24-inch piece for smaller measuring tasks.
She still uses one piece when measuring pattern pieces but discovered the second half works really well in her knitting bag. This way, it is more convenient to tote around. In fact, there are many times when a 60-inch standard tape measure just isn’t necessary.
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