How to use pins while sewing. When using a serger, pin well inside the body of the project, AWAY from the seam so you can't accidentally run over a pin and ruin your serger blades. Better yet, use fabric clips instead of pins.
To keep herbs tasting like they were just picked for up to a month, store whole bunches — washed and sealed in plastic bags — in the freezer. When you need them, they'll be easier to chop, and they'll defrost the minute they hit a hot pan.
sharpen a dull punch. Fold aluminum foil so you are punching several layers at once. Punch holes in the foil. You can punch waxes paper after to help lubricate the punch. Sharpen scissors by cutting fine sandpaper multiple times.
TUTORIAL: Heart Hotpads – how to sew bias tape the proper way and the cheating way. I can't believe so many people don't know how to see down bias tape! I guess I got spoiled by my Mom's excellent lessons.