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Although on the face of it, it would seem like a smart move to always pin your work before sewing, sometimes it’s better or easier not to. Here are some tips to help you decide whether to pin or not to pin…   Fabrics to Pin Cotton and linen respond well to being pinned and it’s pretty hard to damage these fabric with pinning. You can of course pin denim, but this is sometimes tricky – more on that later! Jersey, stretch and knit fabrics may all be pinned, but you should take extra care.  If you force the pin through one of the fibres of the fabric it could snap, leaving your finished item with little holes or, at worst, unravelling completely! If the pin does not slide gently through you are most likely going through a fibre.  Take the pin out and try again, looking carefully at what…

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