Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Tuesday Tip

I'm playing along with Carmel's Tuesday Tip again this week, hoping a few more folk join in so we can get an encyclopaedia of sewing/crafting knowledge happening.

This is an oldie but a goodie - lots of you probably do it already but if you are new to sewing then add this to the final step when sewing elastic-waisted pants and shorts.
Before you sew the final seam to encase the elastic, add a small tab of ribbon to the back of the pants.

This makes it super-simple to find the back, particuarly handy when you are dressing a wriggling toddler.

I like to refer to it as 'daddy proofing' them.
I got tired of finding my girls walking around with their dacks on back to front!


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10 comments:

Gina said...

Thanks, that's a good one!

Selina said...

Brilliant idea! I love it!

Kate said...

That is brilliant. I have been known to do a small texta mark but this little tip changes everything. Thanks Karen.

Tania said...

Wow. I LOVE the Tuesday Tip! I need all the help I can get...

Cindy Young Waldron said...

I have been doing the same since I started sewing my little ones trousers - it makes it easy for her to see where the back is.

CurlyPops said...

That's a fab tip. I never know what to do to help my nephews with their handmade pants and shorts.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Never ever assume we know "the simple ones".... this is a great tip Karen.

Sally said...

Brilliant. Thanks for that one :)

Cascade Lily said...

That is a good one. It's also known as mummy proofing, as sometimes I can't even tell the back from the front!

AJ said...

Love it Thanks! I'll be using it soon!