Quick Tips: Marking Suede Without Residue

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Learn how to mark non-traditional materials, such as suede, and other fabrics with a heavy nap, in a way that is visible and does not leave residue. Mary Beth Temple shows you how!

Traditional marking methods, such as air or water-removable markers are tested on cotton materials, and as such, may not reliably disappear as intended when used on other fabrics.

Instead of using chalk, or a marker, or another marking method which may not work on a napped fabric, Mary Beth uses a tool called a multi tool. It may also be called a bone folder, which is used in bookbinding.

Simply drag the tool’s pointed end along the fabric, and it makes a small indentation. Once you have sewn over the marked line, brush over the fabric and the indented line disappears.

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