I had the honour of being featured in the Sew Hayley Jane Box again in October. This time I wrote an article with my tips for remembering to sew a label in and how I sew a perfectly straight label using the Stix2 fabric glue pen.
Here it is!
Hello! It’s Victoria here from Little Rosy Cheeks @litte.rosy.cheeks
I’m very excited to be back and featured in another box by the wonderful Sew Hayley Jane! I’ve loved seeing all the makes you have tagged me in and hope you enjoy using the You Deserve to Dream labels in this month’s box!
I wanted to share some tips on how I remember to add my label and also a secret tool for sewing them on straight!
I don’t know about you, but when I start to make a pattern, I always take the instructions to bed for a little read before I go to sleep! Maybe you’re more of a thriller or autobiography type of person!? I usually have a pen close to hand to make any notes and I like to familiarise myself with the pattern so I know where I can either cut corners or sew some of the steps together. My sewing time is precious, so by doing this it saves me scratching my head when sitting down at my machine.
During this night time prep, I also like to choose a label and decide where I could sew this in during construction. Then I use some washi tape and stick the label in to the notes at that section.
All Little Rosy Cheeks labels can be sewn on at the end of a project, so don’t worry if the thought of this prep freaks you out!
When it comes to sewing the label on, my secret weapon is a fabric glue pen. I stock Stix2 fabric glue pens on my website (under sewing label accessories). This holds the label in place for sewing with no need for pins. You can check it’s straight and reposition if needed. I love it, it doesn’t clog up the needle when sewing and is water soluble so will wash away. The glue itself is pink in colour for easy application and dries clear. You can use it in lots of other areas of your sewing too – I find it helpful when sewing bulky collars on a blouse for example – it keeps everything where it should be!
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