Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Tips and Tricks

Freezer paper is my friend! I learned about this fantastic versatile stuff when I made my first poppet. It's an incredibly popular doll created by Ghilie on She offers the pattern for free, and many crafters who have never sewn before have successfully made one.
One of the things Ghilie taught me was to use the freezer paper as a stabilizer when sewing around pieces of fabric. I find it indispensable when sewing around fingers. The paper irons to fabric, and pulls off without any residue. I also use it for making stencils. And as a Mom, I love the stuff for covering the table for a child's art project. The shiny side prevents paint from seeping through to the table and ruining the finish.

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