So I'd like to share a marking tip for dark fabrics that I was recently reminded of, and started using.
|Mom's little box of soap slivers, lower right.|
Yep, that simple old, nearly used up, last little silver of bar soap.
While going through my mother's drawers of sewing notions and supplies I came across a little box filled with little slivers of bar soap. Memories flooded over me, seeing her use a simple, and basically free, little piece of soap to mark darts and button holes on dark fabrics.
Her mother, and grandmother were both excellent seamstresses, and I would not be surprised that this tip is generations old.
|Marking Allietare blacks|
It works to mark my quilting lines on this dark burgundy sashing too. And it's going to wash out, 100% every time. It's soap! The firmer brands like Fels Naptha will get a sharper edge than brands with lotions in them. So, the perfect marking tool for dark fabrics might already be in your laundry room!
|Marking sashings for Cabin in the Woods.|