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Use stainless steel, fine point dressmaker pins for sewing. Longer pins with glass or plastic heads are easier to work with and easier to find when you drop them. Have a large quantity of pins and throw out any pin that is dull, bent, or has a burr. Damaged pins can snag and ruin fine fabrics. Test for burrs by pulling the pin along the edge of a fingernail or your front teeth.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|