Pinking Shears what are they?

What are Pinking Shears?

Pinking Shears are a type of Scissor used in sewing, invented in 1931 by Sameul Briskman

The saw tooth pattern helps prevent Woven fabrics from fraying to put it simply, it doesnt completely eliminate fraying but it does slow it down giving you time to be able to create your project

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Armed with Pinking shears and fray chek you can combat fraying completely!

These scissors can be found in your sewing scissor aisle at any craft store or specialty sewing store, and even Walmart

Watch to video to learn more!

-https://youtu.be/gY5hPD1Df_0

 

 

Easy! Wrapping paper gift bag

 

A very simple solution to wrap those hard to wrap gifts, and save a tree and not buy boxes of every single odd shaped item!

ensure the wrapping paper overlaps over the item, there is 5″ extra on the bottom where the base of the bag will be and 4″ extra above the item where the bag will fold over to close

remove the item, crease the paper and tape down the seam, fold over one edge of the paper about a half an inch to give a nice clean finish

place a few pieces of tape to secure

Fold up the paper, 4 – 5 inches, or depending on the side of the gift fold accordingly

I’m placing two t-shirts inside this bag so i folded up 5″

lay the fold down to create two triangles on either side

¬†fold the tips of the triangles over lapping a 1/4″ and secure with lots of tape

This is how the inside of the bag will appear, to add more structure to the bag you can place a cardboard square that fits over the seams but it isn’t necessary for light items which is really what i would recommend this for as wrapping paper isnt very strong.

Standing up the bag with the gift inside folder over the top by 2″, from here you can tape it down or choose to place two holes and a ribbon through the holes to add a little sparkle

THE VIDEO TUTORIAL!

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz6DRetwmNY

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