Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Favorite Method for Marking Fabric

This has always been about the project to make an entire wardrobe. Here, veering off course: a video made in the studio!

Sewing Tailor Tacks from Verysweetlife Studio on Vimeo.

Tailor tacks are a sewn method of transferring specific pattern markings to fabric. They may be used to indicate where a dart is to be sewn, a pocket placed, buttons added and so forth. They take a little more time to make/sew than drawing a chalk mark or using pins as markers, it's true. However, tailor tacks stay put (which cannot be said for pins used as markers) and are precise (unlike chalk which makes a wider line and may "blur" with fabric handling). And when it's time to remove them they slip out with a very gentle pull.



  1. Sarah, I enjoy reading your blog and loved the video. Thanks.

  2. I now see the difference in useing taylor tacks . thanks so much. i will try very hard to remember to use this method.


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