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Did you know that there are special pins to work with the draping technique?

At first glance it seems that they are all the same, doesn't it? But know that there are pins that have special characteristics and that make it easier to work with the draping.

I'll give you an example, there are specific pins that don't oxidize, which is great for marking with the ribbon, and helping it not to damage the dummy with rust, which is quite common to happen when the dummy remains with the ribbon for a while.

There are other pins that are thin and long, so they help when pinning the canvas... there are also extremely thin pins, which are great for working with thin fabrics, such as the entomological pin, which are extremely thin pins used to trap insects for studies and which can be adapted for sewing.

Here I leave a warning, it's no use calling the sellers of entomology sites and asking if the pin is suitable for sewing, obviously they will say no. I discovered this type of safety pin in a Spanish sewing book by Merchant & Mills, as they also sell this type of safety pin. So I went looking for more details and saw that we can adapt, so know that they are not specific for seams, but adapted, but I have already received feedback from several students who bought after I indicated and who reported that the pin is very useful, especially for those who work in the party and bridal fashion segment, where the fabrics are extremely fine and, depending on the pin, marks can be left.

I will leave here the list where you can buy some of the special pins and also, I would like to strongly recommend that you watch the video and notice the difference in the pins. Then comment there what you think and if this tip helped you, right?

Entomology pins


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