Video: Do these Sewing Hacks Really Work?

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Can you sharpen a pair of scissors with aluminium foil? Is soap better than tailor’s chalk? Is there a way to flatten a warped cutting mat? And can rubber bands keep the pedals in place?

I get so many interesting sewing tips from my viewers on my YouTube-channel. So I decided to do a video where I test some of the more radical sewing tips that I’ve gotten from you guys, to find out if I can make them work. And I highly recommend that you check out the comments on this video too on my channel, because so much additional information and tips are shared there.

In the video I also mention the Fiskars Scissors Sharpener (affiliate link) and while it doesn’t replace a professional sharpening, I have used it with great success on my less precious scissors both for fabric and paper.

I hope you enjoyed this video and if you have any more tips to share, please drop them in the comment section and they might en up in a follow-up video!


  • KathieB
    March 25, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Loved the video. Regarding the cutting mat. I would be curious to see what would happen if you now turn the mat over and apply the heat and weight to the remaining “bump”.

  • Gretchan Jackson
    May 31, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Martha Stewart advocates cutting sandpaper to sharpen your scissors. It’s worth a test!


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