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This time saving tip was proudly brought to you by: Seam Allowance Guide by Hollie

No more tracing around pattern pieces to add seam allowances.

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    Jun 23, 2014, 11.58 PMby gillianbc

    I’ll try cornflour in my baking duster

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    May 13, 2012, 08.13 PMby chivis47

    Thanks, its a great idea.

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    Mar 9, 2012, 07.35 AMby Maliza Booysen

    What a fab tip! Now I keep thinking, why didn’t I think of that hahahahaha

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    Feb 5, 2012, 12.03 PMby revue

    This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 11.43 AMby blueshoegal

    Amazing idea! The most simple ones usually are the best – I’ll defo be using this techinque. I guess if the material was white, you could always buy coloured chalk (or crush up some kids coloured chalks).

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.26 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Glad you decided to share your wonderful idea on Burda, Hollie! It’s a winner.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 05.19 PMby caspianPie

    Such a great tip! It’ll save me so much time, even with other fabrics.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 12.38 PMby schnui

    Thanks Hollie, Like timi55 has written, you are so smart with such brilliant ideas.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 03.01 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Thanks! I have a whole roll at home, I’m using it with stretch material, but never tried with chiffon.

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    Nov 29, 2011, 01.41 AMby dewreb

    Very clever! I would have never thought to do this!

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    Nov 28, 2011, 11.22 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Gosh Hollie, you are so smart! It is the most annoying thing when chiffon shifts everywhere. Just ordered some really beautiful silk chiffon and freaking out to start working with them. Thanks a lot:))))

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      Nov 28, 2011, 11.41 PMby freakusbzzz

      Buy some Gutterman Sulky Solvy too, the water soluble tear away, you can get it in 10m rolls.

      Cut it into inch long strips and pin it ontop of your seams before you sew. The fabric wont wobble at all.
      When you trim your seams (say if you are doing french seams) leave the sulky solvy on and you’ll get a nice clean edge.

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      Dec 6, 2011, 11.44 AMby blueshoegal

      I’ve also heard that pinning tracing paper to the edge of the pattern works well and stops it shifting about when your sewing – then you just pull it away from the seams.

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