Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Triple 'T' Tuesdays

I'd like to introduce a new feature here on the Undercover Crafter. Welcome to Tips, Techniques and Tools on Tuesdays (Triple T Tuesdays for short). I want to create a forum where we can share details on our process so we can all learn and grow in our sewing. I'll kick things off with a tip I'd love to share with all of you. I was working on a project recently and I made a pretty common "oops" that every sewer has made at one time or another.


As I was cutting my fabric my rotary cutter slipped. This is so frustrating when it happens. I didn't want to throw the fabric into the scrap bin because it was such a little cut and such a large piece. I also didn't think that I had enough fabric left over to for the desired cut I needed. But it's not lost. Here's an easy way to salvage that fabric and no one will be any the wiser.


Run to your scrap bin and cut a small piece of fusible interfacing just over the size of the cut. Make sure at least one edge of your interfacing is cut straight so you can line it up flush with the edge of your main fabric. Align the fusible side of the interfacing against the edge of the WRONG SIDE of your main fabric directly over the cut.


Using your iron, fuse the interfacing to the fabric and wallah! Your piece is whole again. Likely this cut will end up in you seam allowance so no one will ever know your rotary cutter or scissors slipped.


I hope this was a helpful Tip for all of you. I want to be able to share something new each week but not just me - YOU can join in too! If you have a sewing tip that's helped you work through a tricky project, or want to share a sewing technique you've perfected or even tell people about your favorite tool just email me and I'll hook you up to do a guest post. Let's all learn from each other!


  1. Huh... I'd never thought of doing that but now it seems so obvious. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yes! I *hate* when I do that. Good resolution.

  3. Great tip because I know we have all done that!