When you need an extra pair of hands (or fingers), clothespins can do the trick! Glueing trim? Use clothespins to hold the item in place while the glue sets up. Making pleats? Hold them temporarily with a clothespin.
I keep two styles of clothespins in my sewing drawer, the traditional wooden style and a plastic set like the one pictured here that curves around bulky sections and has a small contact area, I find times when I need both types of contact.
Clothespins are the 'vise' of your toolkit for sewing!
Have you used clothespins for a creative use in sewing? Would love to hear from you!