Monday, May 16, 2011
Stapler for the sewing room
Staple basting is great for pleats. If you have ever tried to pin in pleats, especially if the fabric is thick or multiple pleats are on top of each other, I'm sure you've found that the pins cause the pleats to shift and change. If you staple the pleats, they will stay secure and flat!
If you are sewing a trim or welt into a seam and find the fabric is drawing or gathering up under the trim, staple baste the trim in the seam allowance. The fabric and trim will move at the same pace and you will no longer get the gathering effect!
Once you have a stapler in your sewing box, you will find many uses.
Depending on where you are basting, you might not even need to remove the staples after your project is complete (only you can decide whether to leave or remove).
I use two styles of removers, depending on the fabric. The one I use most often is a simple, straight style remover:
Have you used a stapler in your projects? I would love to hear your story.