I really enjoyed all the comments on Part 1 of this series! I am planning to do a follow-up post later this week on where to buy “cute” icing spatulas, hah! Since so many of you asked, I don’t quite remember where I got mine since it was quite a few years ago, but I did find some really great ones that I’ll share with you soon! I’m so happy to spread the sewing tip love and here is another tip you have to know about!
FriXion Erasable Pens are useful in sewing because the ink disappears when you apply heat to it! So you can write all over your fabric with a nice ballpoint pen and not worry about it! Isn’t that awesome! There are a few other methods of writing on fabric, but nothing beats a ball point pen for precision. You can mark dart legs and points, pleats, notches, anything really! It’s magical!
Here’s a little demo of how it works:
FriXion Erasable Pens for Sewing
1. Draw on fabric. 2. Press 3. It’s gone, just like that!
There is one caution, however! If you live in a very cold climate, you may not want to use Frixion Pens. In freezing cold weather, the marks can reappear. It might be fun to write secret messages on coat linings for kids that only appear in cold weather, though!
I’m guilty of using real pens on my fabric at times (GASP!) but with Frixion pens you don’t have to live on the edge when you’re trying to mark things! I got mine on Amazon, but they are also available at most office supply stores!
Hope you enjoyed this tip! What’s your favorite way to write on fabric?
These are great! They’re on my Christmas wish list! A friend of mine used something similar and wrote on her dad’s shirt as a joke, but for some reason the marks wouldn’t iron away. Oops!
These are AWESOME!!! You can get a 8 pack of assorted colors on Amazon.com for only 10 dollars. I love to get my iron close and watch it disappear like magic.
This is great! Only I couldn’t really read it because of an advertisement on the side that covered the left side of the post. :/ (it’s the ad for Seven and was also on the top and right side) I was able to click away the ad that popped up on the bottom, but there was no way to exit out of this one. I don’t mind ads on blogs, I have some on my own, but I figured I’d let you know in case there are any settings or something you might need to change.
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I had this trouble the first time I read the post. When I came back another time it seemed to be working fine.
I looooooove these pens, I use them all the time BUT.
I’ve found on dark background and solid fabrics (dark or light) you can still see lines after ironing! It’s not quite white, but not quite clear.
Thankfully it comes out in the wash, but for some items that you aren’t going to wash after making them (like stuff you make for other people and sell in you etsy shop, oops) you might want to be careful! I’m so guilty of this and have had to re-do a few things before sending them out.
I discovered these pens a year ago and they changed my life! Lol they are so much easier to use and easier to see than the disappearing ink markers from the fabric store. I use them constantly, and I’ve only had trouble with seeing clear marks after ironing the pen of twice. Both times on solid fabric. Now I just make sure I’m writing in the seam allowance or where I’ll be stitching. It’s so worth it even with this minor adjustment!
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