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.

5 comments:

  1. I have some of this that I'd gladly give away. I have a Dickens of time trying to get it to unroll!! I'll look at it again, tonight. Maybe it's the width. I think I have 1/4". Frustrating
    Angela

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  2. lol...I've been using this for years too Diana and it "is" great. I first heard of this at Sewing World. When making MacPhee patterns I used it alot for applying zippers to fleece.

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  3. Don't have this in my stash. MUST get some!

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  4. Wow I'm going to get some of this too, assuming it is available in NZ. It will definitely be very useful when putting in that open ended zipper. Damned thing - hah! Many thanks Diana.

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  5. Wonderful for curved piecing in quilting like the drunkards path design.you need to snip the tape on a slant every half inch befoer you apply to curve. Curves with no pins yeah. :)

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