Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sewing Tip-Gauging Tape

I consider myself a lazy seamstress, I hate to
measure & I don't like using a marker.  I want
 my sewing to be relaxing and enjoyable.
  My favorite tool is my eyes, I love to
"eyeball" things.  Once in a blue moon I run
across fabric that has a repeat pattern that's
too large for me to sew a straight line
and too swirly to keep focused on. 

This "icky" green and tan reproduction print is
a fine example of that type of fabric.  Yes, it's
"icky" but I think it's going to make a lovely
dress.  So, what do I do?  I dig to the bottom of
my sewing box and bring out my gauging tape! 
 I've had this roll several years but, I looked
online and found a similar tape at
Joanns (online only).
It's well worth every penny!
Especially if you want to sew a gauged
skirt but, perfectly straight synchronized
rows of stitching seems impossible!
It's very similar to masking tape, it sticks well to
your fabric and all the measurements are
already there!!
I took these photos at night...the icky green
is now an icky blue green.
I can sew a perfectly straight line and
perfectly measured stitches.
 Move the tape down (you can use it several
times) and make your second and third row
exactly like the first row.
 I love it for tiny even pleats.
How lazy & easy is that???
Happy Sewing! 


  1. That is pretty neat. sewing tape with measurments.There is always something new to find out about. I sent you an e-mail. I hope you get it. Martha

  2. Sherri, I have put Miss Mary's clothes on my blog for you. It is not the entire article, but I showed all the clothes. Hope this helps you. If you can't get the book let me know and I'll try to do something else to help you. Martha

  3. Hi Sherry,
    Thanks for the tip about the sticking sewing tape. I need to get some, and I love that icky green or blue fabric. I can't wait to see the dress you make from it.
    Happy stitching and God Bless,

  4. Replies
    1. Hi Sherry, I love that fabric too in fact I think I have some...and been savoring it for the right project!

      Thanks also for the are so creative!

      :) Carolyn


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