Stupid thing took me four hours, because my eye-hand coordination is almost in the negative values... I can look at two endpoints and visualize exactly how to get from one to the other in a straight line, and when I put my hand to the task it just takes off on its own with no further input from the brain. It's why my handwriting still looks like that of a 3-year-old and there are restraining orders all over town forbidding me from setting foot in any sports venue.
So I'm looking for help to solve two problems:
- How do you stop the edges of thin fabric like nylon from rolling up at the edges? I can't measure from the edge if the stupid edge won't stay flat.
- How do you cut in a straight line when the fabric keeps sliding around under the scissors? I ended up making a kind of tunnel of pins, but even with that the line zigzags back and forth by as much as 1/4" from the path.