The Best Tools for Marking Fabric
Marking tools are a staple in the sewing room. The right one makes it easy to transfer pattern markings to fabric, so your sewing is more accurate.
Patterns are full of marks that are essential matching or stitching guides. To assemble a garment successfully, you need to transfer these marks to the fabric so they are clearly visible, last as long as you need them, and then depart completely when the garment is done.
There’s no single tool that works for every textile and every type of mark. It’s important to consider the fabric’s texture, weight, stability (or stretch), color, and care requirements, as well as the mark location and function.
I’ve tested tools and techniques to discover the most effective ways to mark a variety of fabric types. You have to balance convenience, accuracy, and removability (or permanence).
However, there’s one rule that applies to…