Sunday, May 15, 2011
My New Love...Wonder Tape
For years,I've been looking for Wonder Tape by Dritz everywhere I've gone..Montreal,Ottawa,Vancouver, Paris (well not really.Wonder Tape was the last thing I thought of in Paris ).But I've searched in vain for this much coveted notion.
I first heard about it on Sandra Betzina's Sew Perfect on HGTV many years ago. Can you believe it that I found it finally at of all places Fabricville!!They certainly didn't have it when I worked there part-time for 6 years!
And even more delightful is that it washes away! Oh my goodness! You have no idea how I'm loving my wonderful Wash Away Wonder Tape.I've only had it for a week and I've already used more than half the package. I love it even more than Steam-a-Seam which ,like Ron Collins of Power Sewing Web TV Show fame ,I use all the time.
I used it on this little cardigan to hold the hem and facings in place before sewing them.Afterwards I used Steam-a-Seam to add grosgrain ribbon to cover the serged edges.
On this jacket,I added a 4&1/2 bias cut piece to the bottom because it was too short. I used the Wonder Tape to hold the facing in place before doing the top stitching .
Oh MY! The sky's the limit for this little gem!! Maybe they'd let me make a commercial!Lol.