It was another interesting session this week. There are tips to share, as well as a help video.
First up, I shared a video that solves a problem a lot of us face with zips. Have you had the situation where you've done up your zip to find the teeth aren't knitting together? Then this is the video for you, from a zip manufacturer - http://worldglobetips.com/anytime-a-zipper-broke-id-throw-the-item-away-then-i-learned-this-trick-to-fix-any-zipper.html.
We had some tips from followers this month too, which is great to see.
Tip No 1 - How many of you sew over pins when using the sewing machine? It's something that you can get away with if you go slowly enough and avoid contact between pin and needle. However, Julie B has found out the hard way it doesn't work with over lockers.
Her tip, "Remove pins before stitching over them with an over locker."
I did have to laugh when I read it, I've done it before (wasn't planned) and it's a mistake you only ever make once
Tip No 2 - This one has come from Sue Mills of Suq Designs
"Using good quality interfacings makes a lot of difference."
If you look as some of Sue's bags, you'll understand why the need for good quality interfacings. It certainly makes for a high quality finish to your makes.
Next was a help video-Susanne kindly sent me the pattern so I see the picture to confirm what the pattern was saying. I needed to go to the row before to explain the row in question.
yfwd, slip next 4 sts onto right needle (dropping extra wraps) yb, slip 4 sts to left needle,, yfwd, slip 4 sts to right needle, yb, slip 4sts to left needle, yfwd, slip 4 sts to right needle, yb, K1. rep from
If you need any help in deciphering a pattern, please feel free to give me a shout. Sometimes, all it needs is just to talk it through with someone else.