Saturday, April 7, 2012

How to Get Your Husband or Boyfriend to Mark Your Hem

No, not that! Naughty readers! I'll leave you to your own devices when it comes to envisioning...rewards.

But less delicacy is needed for this tip: use a laser level! See, it's like carpentry, you can explain. We need things plumb and square.

Simply set up the level on a stool or other item of appropriate height, stand next to it, and turn slowly as your cooperative partner inserts pins (or makes marks) on the bright shiny line.

I want you to know I don't think only men can or do use tools. Of course a female helper can make great use of this tip, too. It just seems that they are often in short supply when hemming time rolls around.


  1. How ironic that I am trying to figure out how best to hem a lined robe that I'm working on. I've got it on a dressform and could easily use the chalk marker in the usual way, but I really like your idea.

    1. Glad you like it, Tom. It really is more accurate and, especially since your robe is on a dressform and you don't need a helper, easier.

  2. That's a stitch! (oh, no pun intended. LOL)

    I love it!


  3. This is very helpful! I have a super hard time marking hems.