I never cease to marvel at the sheer abundance of amazingly useful information available on the internet. Every once in a while, I stumble upon an idea that makes me stop and think, “Now why didn’t I think of that?” In today’s By the Dozen feature, I’m passing along twelve of these tips that are simple, no-nonsense ways to streamline various aspects of your life!
Heather calls this amazing technique for filling piping bags mind-blowing, and for good reason: it really is! For anyone who has ever dealt with the hassle of filling piping bags for any project involving frosting, this is a must-read.
When I first came across this trick from my friend Stef, it was a serious A-ha! moment! By tracing patterns onto freezer paper (or by printing PDF patterns directly onto freezer paper using your inkjet printer), you can then iron each piece onto your fabric before cutting out, eliminating the need for pins or pattern weights. And no bunching or shifting!
Not that I tend to be a messy crafter or anything. Of course not. But if I were, this might just revolutionize my crafting life! This same idea would also be a terrific way to clean up small bits of paper and embellishments left over from kids’ craft projects.
Do you have any favorite tips and tricks you’ve discovered that made you have a serious “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” moment?
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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