Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Gadgets and Tools and other Sewing topics.
It is important to have an accurate tape measure. Tape measures stretch out of shape and become distorted with wear. Lay your tape measure on a ruler to check for accuracy. Replace it as needed. Avoid rolling up your tape measure, this will stretch and twist it out of shape.