This weeks fabulous sewing tip comes straight from my brilliant Gramma!
After digging through a box of inherited craft supplies one day, I came across a particularly well loved pattern. As I began to remove the pieces from the envelope to make sure they were all accounted for I made a rather surprising discovery. . . The tissue paper pieces were all stiff! And not stiff in an “eww gross! Where has this been?” kinda way, but sturdy, flexible, and not falling apart mangled the way many of my other 30+ year old commercial tissue paper patterns are.
Of course after bringing it to my Gramma’s attention she had no memory anymore of who, where, or when the pattern had come from. But she did recall having used fusible interfacing to stiffen special patterns that she planned to work with repeatedly or pass on to friends. I was astounded! Why have I never heard (or thought ) about doing this? What a perfect way to preserve those lovely vintage patterns that we all scour the yard sales and thrift stores for! I really hope I’m not secretly just the last person to figure this out…
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