It’s always exciting to find a new sewing tool. One of my recent discoveries is a new marking pen. When I’m sewing projects there are always things to mark. Sometimes it’s a cutting line. Sometimes it’s a place to join another piece of fabric. There are times that it’s necessary to mark the front or the back. There are various ways to mark any of these things. Sometimes it’s appropriate to make a notch in the fabric. There are times I’ve used tailor tacks. You can use marking chalk’s or marking pens. There are several different types of marking pens including water-soluble or air soluble. I’ve also used marking wheels and tracing paper. Another method of marking is actually stitching him a line without any thread. This can be handy as a guide to turn a hem. You can also use an iron to make a press mark or simply finger press a fold.
The current new sewing tool that I’m using for marking are pens made by Pilot. These Frixion Gel Pens are like magic. You can mark with them on fabric and then simply press with a hot iron and the marks go away. They are so fast and easy to use and the different colors make them easy to use on fabric. It’s too bad my children are all grown up. I’m sure they would’ve loved to use these pens to write secret messages. I can imagine all the fun, they would’ve had when playing with their friends. Hmm… maybe this should be a little something extra they get for a birthday or Christmas