My machine really doesn't like sewing knits, it skips stitches, the tension gets all weird, and no matter what adjustments I make things always go sideways (yes, I always use a new needle for knits with each garment). This causes much swearing and tearing out of hair (and I don't have as much hair as I want/need so this isn't good). A common solution in sewing books is to cut strips of tissue paper on top or underneath the fabric as you sew. This works great, but who wants to spend time cutting tissue paper into strips, and if you do, you misplace it and can't find it when you need it, Ask me how I know. This causes more swearing etc. I have also used rolls of adding machine paper, but this paper is a little thick and doesn't work all that well.
One day when I was wandering through my favourite dollar store, (yes, there is a difference), I came across rolls of crepe paper streamers, and had a light bulb moment. "These would be perfect for sewing!", I exclaimed. The Husband gave me that look that clearly said "what the hell is she going on about now?". As usual I ignored him and the streamers came home with me.
Well, let me tell you these suckers work better than I could have imagined. If you haven't
For Christmas The Husband got me some great items from the SACurve shop on Etsy. He gave me the 3/8" and 5/8" Mini Rulers, the EZ Wheel, EZ Pocket Template and the Collar Template (which isn't available in her shop right now). I have only used the Mini Rulers, and I love them. I am surprised at how many uses there are for these, I used to use my 2"X18" ruler for everything (which is why I have 3 of them), since I got these I haven't used them at all. I am almost looking forward to tracing a Burda pattern and you know how crazy that is.
I can't recommend these highly enough, and no, I am not receiving compensation for this review. But if the lovely Claire Tharp wants to send me the 5/8" Pattern Drafter as a thank you for this review, I wouldn't refuse 8-D.