3 reasons to love painter’s tape
I adore painter’s tape. Maybe I’m the noncommittal type, but the lack of stick just makes me happy. It’s never forever when you use painter’s tape! And it’s just so useful–even at the sewing table…the three pointers below are just the tip of the tape iceberg.
1. Sew straighter. If the seam allowance markings on your machine are tiny or hard to see, align a length of tape with the marking you’ll need to use, and extend it down to the front of your machine to use an easy guide for your fabric. (Make sure to press the tape on firmly and smooth down its edges so nothing will interfere with the fabric as it flows by).
2. Reduce confusion. In our Improv Sewing projects, we sew a lot with knits, and it’s not always so easy to tell which is the right side and wrong side. I stick painter’s tape labels on the panels as a cheat — “RB” = Right side, back panel. And man, has this prevented a lot of mix-ups.
3. Wrap sharp-edged rotary blades or sewing needles before tossing in the trash. A simple, safe way to protect the trash-taker-outers’ hands!