Top Tip: Reinforcing Pattern Markings

If you’ve got a pattern that you’ve used multiple times (we all have a favourite right?!), then you’ll know how battered those little pattern markings get after you’ve tailor tacked them a few times. Once they’ve been used a couple of times, those small holes can easily enlarge or tear and well, that’s just a pain in the rear! Here’s a handy way of making them more durable….


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  1. Evie Jones May 7, 2013


  2. Marie May 7, 2013

    Very clever!

  3. sushidog May 7, 2013

    This is one of those ideas that I would never have thought of myself, but it’s so obviously perfect now that you’ve pointed it out!

  4. Dibs May 7, 2013

    And yet another excellent tip from you Miss P. Thank you.

  5. Maybe putting the reinforcement ring on the wrong/back side of the paper pattern would leave the markings for other sizes still clearly visible.

  6. Helen Le Caplain May 7, 2013

    Great idea – so simple, but I’d never have thought of it!

  7. Judith May 7, 2013

    Smart thinking!!!

  8. Michelle May 8, 2013

    (Palm to forehead) WHY DIDN’T I think of this!?! Wonderful idea.

  9. 2paw May 19, 2013

    That is a truly inspired idea. I am so old that when I was at school there were no automatically adhesive ring binder reinforcements, you had to lick them , like old fashioned stamps!!!


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