Recently, my sewing teacher gave me a very valuable suggestion. For seasoned sewers this will probably be self-evident, but I never really thought about this: when you pin your fabric, think about the direction you will be sewing.
In order for your project to look like this, where you are able to retrieve your pins easily:
In stead of this, where you’re struggling to get your pins out because of the foot that is in the way:
An invaluable suggestion, that I love to share with you!