One of our most popular S4H series is our Sewing Cheat Cards. Each card covers an important, need-to-know sewing tip or technique in a handy business card size: 2” wide x 3½” high. That’s small enough to tuck into your wallet or tack up on the bulletin board in your sewing space. All the individual Cheat Cards are still available on the site (simply use the site's Search Box to search on 'Cheat Card' in general or use any of the specific titles listed below to browse via the Search or through our Project Index), but we’d gotten numerous requests to offer a full set of six. So that’s just what we did. Since this is National Sewing Month, it seemed like the perfect time to remind you of them all. You can download a set for yourself and all your friends instantly from our Sew4HomeShop on Etsy.
The Six Cards cover the following topics:
- How to Choose the Right Sewing Machine Needle for the Job
- How to Read a Tape Measuring Down to 1/16”
- How to Convert Yards to Inches or Centimeters
- How to Draw a Perfect Circle
- How to Identify The Most Common Straight Line Shapes
- How to Create Hexagons, Pentagons, Triangles, Stars & More with Common Angles
All six S4H Cheat Cards print out on one 8½” x 11” sheet of paper from which you can cut out the cards. The single PDF file can be printed on either US letter paper or A4 paper, using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.
The original individual cards were each available in six different backgrounds. For the set, each of the six cards comes on a different full-color background. These pretty backgrounds are coordinated so they look lovely together as a set.
It’s fun to laminate the cut cards, punch a hole in one upper corner of each, and clip them together onto a key ring or carabiner. A full set makes a great gift idea for your sewing friends.
The Sew4Home Cheat Cards Set is an instant digital download for just $1.99 US. You may want to print on a heavier card stock (80 to 100 lb cover is a good option) or print on regular paper then glue that lighter weight sheet to a stiff backing material prior to cutting. There are crop marks on each card to help you get a perfect slice.
We hope you’ll take a moment to visit our Etsy shop. We’ve started small, but are thinking about adding more patterns and printables, as well as special thread, fabric, and notion packages. We’re even considering offering some of our S4H samples in a Flash Sale section. As always, we’ll let you know as we grow!