How do you like to mark your fabric. I know some like to snip…but if I’m planning on serging along the edge without cutting off the seam allowance…that seems to compromise the strength of the seam at that point where I made a snip mark. Is that being too picky?
If I know its going to get cut off with the serger blade though, who cares, right?
What about stuff in the middle of the fabric, like darts and pockets? Seems like tracing paper is the easiest, but by the time fitting is done, there go my marks and out comes the pattern tissue again to re-mark…uggghhh.
So I usually do some thread tacks for those.
If a mark is in the seam allowance and the fabric is not to shear, I use a gel pen or other permanent marker. Sometimes I use chalk.
I tried thread tracing once and…hated it…very tedious. most of the time seems like you can just mark each corner of a square or point on a dart. For curved stuff sometimes I make a template and affix with temporary spray adhesives.
So what are some of your frustrations/remedies for marking fabric? Oh yeah, and don’t forget difficult slippery delicate and otherwise fussy fabrics…