When an article in Fashion incubator suggested that pins do not allow cutting as accurate as weights I thought I would get some and see for myself if that is true. http://www.fashion-incubator.com/mt/archives/to_pin_or_not_to_pin.html
I am not totally convinced of the incubator’s views.
Why, because unless the weights are close to the edge you can’t cut uniformly.
But pins do allow you to get close to the edge.
And the test cutting was pinned along the edge rather than perpendicular to it.
I can’t find O-weights on the internet.
Apparently O-weights have pins on the underside to grip the fabric/pattern paper.
I was trying to visualise what advantages it might have over the pins. One thing I know weights will not facilitate is moving the fabric and pattern around the table for cutting purposes.
Does anyone use weights. If yes, what kind and what source.
Which would you rather use
Edited 6/17/2008 11:33 am ET by rekha