Paper clips are usually associated with binding or securing paper documents or files, but they are more versatile than the simple accessory we find around the home or office. Apart from filing and tidying the clips can also be used as bookmarks. They can assist card makers and scrapbookers to temporarily secure embellishments while waiting for glues to dry etc. They can also be used to secure hems when sewing! If you have no straight pins, use paper clips to keep folded-over fabric in place when sewing a simple hem. Just slide the paper clip along the material as you work. Use the humble paperclip as a source of inspiration in your craft projects and be surprised at what can be achieved.