Once upon a time, many years ago a fair-to-middling seamtress (yes, that would be me), laid a pattern piece erroneously on the fabric and cut the pattern out along the line marked 'place on fold'. Devastated by the ruination of a garment before the first stitch was sewn (I can't remember whether I tried a narrow seam, recut the piece or simply ditched the whole thing...heck, I can't even remember what the garment was. It was a VERY long time ago!), the seamstress decided to leave a paper margin along the 'place on fold line' to remind her 'Don't cut here, Doofus!'
As I was tracing patterns yesterday evening (yeah, still...instead of cleaning the sewing room...) I realized that I *still* do this:
It's so normal for me that I don't even notice it, but when I've traced patterns for, say, Bible costumes and have others helping cut,it has caused some confusion. So I have to explain why the margin is there. It really isn't a problem...the tissue is transparent enough that the fold of the fabric can easily be seen well enough to line the pattern up...but it has gotten me some rather odd looks from fellow sewing enthusiasts.
So I started wondering...does anyone else have any 'weird sewing habits' like that, or is it just me? ;)