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If you are a regular here then you will know that for me, time spent in the kitchen is time I could have better spent sewing...
So it's kind of ironic that one of my most valued 'sewing tools' is good old trusty baking paper!
If you are sewing something that does not feed well through your machine - often a piece of baking paper under or over it will be all you need for smooth sailing.
When making these plastic coated bibs recently I used large pieces of baking paper over the plastic as I sewed to make it easier. The baking paper stopped the plastic from sticking and dragging against the footbed of the machine, and made them much easier to sew.
The other main use I have for it is when sewing small ends of bias binding, straps and ties.
Putting baking paper under the end of a strip such as the one above ensures you can start sewing right at the end of the strip without it being pushed down into the machine and becoming jammed.
Give it a try - it makes a big difference.
I now have a small piece of baking paper there at the ready whenever I am sewing.
What about you - got any tips and tricks to share??