1. Use a lint roller to pick up any stray fabrics on your finished sewing project. This is especially great when working with white cotton, which shows up all those little bits of fluff and thread!
2. Wipe down the table before cutting out fabric on it. You will be so disappointed if your fabric picks up a bit of last night's dinner and ruins your project before you've even begun!
3. Clean your iron before starting a project, so that you don't get any nasty bits on your fabric. There are loads of tips on the internet for the best ways to do this. I particularly like Martha Stewart's video demo.