Is it safe to sew over pins?

Can I sew without pins?

Taut sewing is my favorite strategy for going pinless. Taut sewing means that you’re holding the fabric taut with your hands as it goes through the machine. To sew taut, you hold one hand at the back of your machine and one at the front.

When should I change my sewing pins?

Always discard bent or dull pins as soon as you find them, lest they snag on expensive fabric at the very end of your next project. Likewise for sewing machine needles, discard your needle after every major project or risk it snagging or skipping on the next project and require unpicking (or worse!).

Can I iron over pins?

Do not iron/press over pins.

Not only is there the risk of them melting, but you can permanently distort the fabric in the places where the pins were. Prewash & iron your fabric before you cut it, trying not to change the shape of the fabric too much.

How do you sew with a straight pin?

When you pin fabric horizontally, you pin in line with the edge of the fabric. Make sure the pins are pointing in the same direction as you are sewing so you can remove them easily without pricking your fingers. The heads should be pointing towards you. Start stitching slowly and remove the pins as you sew.

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What do you use pins for?

Pins are a great way to add color and sparkle to an outfit. They can be used as a simple fashion statement, or you can wear them to show off organizations you’re a member of, movements you support, awards you’ve earned, and things you enjoy.