Someone asked how I prepare my Elmer’s Glue bottles with a smaller spout. It is very simple and here is how I do that…
Supplies and tools:
Elmer’s Washable Glue; any size bottle will work.
Papermate mechanical pencils, 0.7 lead; only one pencil is needed per glue bottle.
Remove the orange cap from the Elmer’s Glue bottle. It twists off and then takes a little jerk to to get it off.
With the scissors cut off about 1/16” of the top of the orange cap. You don’t need to cut off much but you just need to make the hole a little larger.
Next, remove the black tip from one mechanical pencil. It easily screws off.
Take the black tip and push it into the orange cap so it is tight inside the cap.
Replace the cap on the bottle.
The bottle will not close now. I’ve heard that some will use a knitting needle cap to cover the top when not in use. I just leave it open. The glue in the cap dries and I use a pin to open it up when I’m ready to use it.
I use the glue to baste seams before sewing, to baste bindings in place and to hold appliqué pieces in place before sewing. The glue washes right out in the first washing.
Back to school sales are a good time to stock up on Elmer’s Glue. Between my sewing and the kids’ crafting we can never have too much glue!
Happy Gluing… I mean Sewing!!