Tailor’s tacks work best for marking a pattern’s circles and squares. Here I’m using them to mark the circles on a dart leg.
To start, you’ll need some all-purpose thread and a hand sewing needle.
You’ll be left with little tufts of thread that will help you match your dart legs up while sewing!
Use tailor’s tacks to mark buttonholes, pocket placement marks, and any other pattern markings.
Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress and the creator of one of the web’s most popular sewing blogs: Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. She has recently written a book, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing .She teaches sewing in New York City, around the country, on PBS’s It’s Sew Easy, and on Craftsy.com. Her work has been featured in Sew Stylish, Vogue Patterns Magazine, Threads Magazine, Stitch Magazine, and on Jezebel.com.