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Sewing Saturday Sewing Clips – Sewing clips are great to use for sewing, they can be used just like straight pins. #sewingclips

Sewing Saturday Sewing Clips

Sewing clips are a must-have tool for any sewing enthusiast, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional. These small, colorful clips come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used in a wide range of sewing projects. In this article, we will explore the benefits of using sewing clips, offer some tips on how to use them effectively, and reveal some hidden secrets that will help take your sewing skills to the next level.

Sewing Saturday Sewing Clips - Sewing clips are great to use for sewing, they can be used just like straight pins. #sewingclips


The Benefits of Sewing Clips

One of the primary benefits of sewing clips is their versatility. Unlike pins, which can damage delicate fabrics and leave unsightly holes, clips can be used on a wide variety of materials, including leather, vinyl, and silk. Additionally, sewing clips can hold multiple layers of fabric together without shifting, making them ideal for quilting and other projects that require precision.

Another advantage of sewing clips is their ease of use. Unlike pins, which require you to poke them through the fabric, clips simply clip onto the fabric, allowing you to quickly and easily secure your pieces together. This can be especially helpful for those with arthritis or other conditions that make handling small objects difficult.

Tips for Using Sewing Clips

When using sewing clips, there are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your tools. First and foremost, it is important to choose the right size clip for your project. For smaller pieces, such as collars or cuffs, you will want to use smaller clips, while larger projects, such as quilts or blankets, will require larger clips.

It is also important to make sure that your clips are aligned properly. When clipping multiple layers of fabric together, it can be helpful to line up the clips along the seam line to ensure that everything stays in place. Additionally, you should avoid clipping too close to the edge of the fabric, as this can cause the fabric to fray or become damaged.

Finally, it is important to store your sewing clips properly to ensure that they remain in good condition. Many sewing enthusiasts prefer to store their clips in a small plastic container or organizer, while others prefer to hang them on a magnetic strip or clip holder.

Hidden Secrets of Sewing Clips

While sewing clips are a relatively straightforward tool, there are a few hidden secrets that can help you get even more out of your clips. For example, did you know that you can use sewing clips to help create perfect corners? Simply fold your fabric to create the corner, clip it in place, and then sew along the fold line. This will help create a sharp, clean corner without any puckering or bunching.

Another hidden secret of sewing clips is that they can be used to help hold bias binding in place. Simply clip the binding in place along the edge of the fabric and then sew it down as usual. This can be especially helpful for those who struggle with keeping bias binding in place while sewing.

Finally, it is worth noting that sewing clips can also be used for non-sewing related tasks, such as holding papers together or clipping hair out of the way while applying makeup. This versatility makes sewing clips a useful tool to have on hand for a wide variety of projects and tasks.

Measurement on these clips for sewing?

While not all sewing clips have measurement marks on the back, some do. These measurement marks can be helpful for those who need to mark specific points on their fabric, such as for hems or seam allowances. However, it is important to note that not all clips have these marks, so it is important to check before purchasing if this is a feature that you are looking for. Additionally, it is worth noting that these marks may not always be accurate or may wear off over time with use. As such, it is still important to double-check your measurements before cutting or sewing your fabric.

In conclusion, sewing clips are a valuable tool for any sewing enthusiast. Their versatility, ease of use, and precision make them an essential addition to any sewing kit. By following these tips and using these hidden secrets, you can take your sewing skills to the next level and create beautiful, professional-looking projects every time.

I even made me a sewing clip strip to store my clips for sewing.

Sewing clips

Below I show off using the sewing clips to make zipper pouches. I have used them when sewing my quilts too.

I use them to sew the seam.

This sewing item is also known as a Notion.

I like using these because you don’t prick your finger, like you do with straight pins.

These are easy to use!

Just clip and sew and unclip when you get close! They are fairly cheap, if you know where to look or find them!

You could also use these clips for small bags of chips or candy!

You could also use these clips for small bags of chips or candy!


While not all sewing clips have measurement marks on the back, some do. These measurement marks can be helpful for those who need to mark specific points on their fabric, such as for hems or seam allowances. However, it is important to note that not all clips have these marks, so it is important to check before purchasing if this is a feature that you are looking for. Additionally, it is worth noting that these marks may not always be accurate or may wear off over time with use. As such, it is still important to double-check your measurements before cutting or sewing your fabric.

What do you like about clips or use them for?

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