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Cutting Woven Fabrics

Martha Stewart Living, April 2008

Use this tailor's trick whenever you need to cut a straight line through a woven fabric such as cotton or linen. Tease several threads loose at the point where you'll make the initial cut. Then gently pull out the threads to create a trail of perfectly aligned holes in the fabric, which can then guide your shears.

Comments (1)

  • bearsforever 17 Apr, 2008

    Many years ago our 5th grade home ec teacher showed us this helpful trick . Every sewer should learn this early, as I did.