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DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

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In Threads Sewing Tips video series, we share clever tricks to help improve your sewing. Watch to learn how to make a wide seam allowance guide, how to color-code pleat markings, and other helpful tips. What makes this series special is that many of these easy-to-follow techniques have been submitted by Threads readers like you.

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  1. ThinLizzy53 | | #1

    Or you can buy a very affordable magnetic seam guide from ebay. It has a VERY strong magnet and it won't leave residue or slide off the mark.. $1.50 CAN!

  2. PointPatou | | #2

    Interesting. Using multiple layers of tape or sticky notes is a good idea.

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    JoAnn1952 | | #3

    I use blue painter tape. Just make it about 5 tapes thick. i forgot to add that i use flat refrigerator magnets as well. They stack nicely. But the blue tape I can make long and put on my table as well.

  4. sewdomani | | #4

    New sewing machines often come with blue tape in various places. I save these, as the adhesive will not damage the casing of the sewing machine. They are usually between 2 or 3 inches long, and can be safely stuck elsewhere on the outside of the machine, ready for use as a seam guide, and can be used again and again.

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