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Hemline Dressmaker Fabric Marking Pencils with Brush, Set of 3

by Hemline
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
Price: 1.89
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  • Dress Maker Pencils 3 Colours With Brush.
  • Quality fabric marking pencils made in Japan. Water soluble (may be washed out).
  • Supplied with plastic lids to protect points.
  • Light applications can be removed with the brush.

Frequently Bought Together

Hemline Dressmaker Fabric Marking Pencils with Brush, Set of 3 + Hemline Tracing Wheel - Serrated Edge + Hemline Dressmaker's (Tailor's) Carbon Paper 23 x 28 cm, pk of 5 sheets
Price For All Three: 6.16

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 64 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: H294C
  • ASIN: B003N2R0W8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,282 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Superior Quality Hemline Made Fabric Markers With Brush. Premium Quality Fabric Marker Set Of 3 Coloured Marking Pencils - Use The Pencil Brush To Remove Light Markings, Or Wash Out With Cold Water. Plastic Lids Protect Pencil Points & Set Of 3 Colours Means A Pencil For Every Coloured Fabric. Please See Pictures For Full Item Details & Specifics. Please See Store For Full Range


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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish 17 Feb 2012
By Mimi83
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Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
1. Amazon needs to reclassify this product as NOT A TOY, rather a CRAFT PRODUCT.

2. Next Amazon needs to stop selling this rubbish product at all as it is absolutely useless .... leaves barely any marks on fabric, extremely brittle and has a silly plastic brush cap that is supposed to remove any marks/residue from fabrics but does nothing.

Dont waste your money here ...go for the traditional triangular tailors' chalk.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There are better ways to mark your fabric 19 Nov 2011
By Eleya
First off - I didn't buy these from amazon so this is not a reflection of the vendor, only the product.

I thought these would be good as the different colours would be suitable for different fabric shades. However, the lead doesn't actually leave a mark consistently, even using a good quality pencil sharpener the lead breaks and the already short pencils (about 3 inches maximum I think when new) disappear quickly to unusable stubbiness when you have sharpened them more than three times - which you will need to do, frequently, because they cannot retain a sharp point and you cannot therefore maintain a consistent line. The lids are pointless and fall off the pencil, just cluttering up your storage, and the brush thing doesn't do anything useful. The pencil marks don't brush off with the lid, though they can come off when washing.

I found these quite frustrating, and it might be worth considering other marking tools. I generally still use a (non-splattery) biro, which I was hoping to move away from, or for important things, a fabric pen that came with my sewing machine. However, I'm not sure either of these wash out well, so am still at square one.

Great idea, poor quality product; there are better ways to mark your fabric.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this item 2 Sep 2012
By mrs BB
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Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Adverised as Dressmaker fabric marking pencils, these won't work on any fabric and fall apart when sharpened. Absolutely not fit for purpose And not up to Amazon standards.

Would give no stars if that option available
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't appear to mark fabric! 30 April 2013
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Although these pencils are advertised at 'marking pencils' I have to agree with most other reviewers that they actually don't mark any fabric at all!

Best to use proper dressmakers chalk or a clean biro pen.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to the job! 24 Mar 2013
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As soon as you put the lead of the pencil onto the fabric to write, the pressure forces the lead out of the other end. - Useless, even with the brush cap on to help stop it, it doesn't work.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Katie
Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I have no idea why these markers are considered to be toys. I bought them to use on tweed but, unfortunately, they have not worked. The 'lead' is not soft enough to mark the fabric so I've reverted to ordinary dressmakers' chalk. I've not tried them on other fabrics but assume they work on, for example, denim.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor product 3 May 2013
By El
Falls far short of reasonable expectations, particularly considering that this is a widely stocked product and of a well known make. Lids fall off in storage; pencils fail to mark fabric adequately in use. Would not buy again or recommend to others. A waste of money. This criticism is of the hemline product and is not directed at Amazon or any specific seller.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless 3 Oct 2012
By Angela VINE VOICE
Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Such a shame as I had great expectations of this chalk as a beginner sewer it seemed ideal. Sadly, it would not mark any of the fabrics I tried to use it on (either cottons or synthetics), in spite of trying sandpapering it, damping it or just USING it!

Totally useless and I ended up using a ball point pen instead.

PLEASE don't make the same mistake and buy this totally rubbish product.

It's undoubtedly classed as "a toy" because it's totally UNFIT FOR PURPOSE!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars they dont mark the fabric and I wasted nearly a whole pencil worth...
rubbish. they dont mark the fabric and I wasted nearly a whole pencil worth trying to sharpen to a useable point.
Published 12 days ago by LAUREN
2.0 out of 5 stars Even at this price, these could be way better
These pencils are of a quite inferior quality. I could hardly see any of the markings I made despite pressing firmly on the fabrics. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Booklover
2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommend
Difficult to mark fabrics with, the pencils were too hard, would not recommend them to anyone, poor quality and too hard.
Published 1 month ago by Irene.Clarkson
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Have only used white so far, but glad to have the choice, when I get time I plan to make more stuff!
Published 1 month ago by Natasha
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
These are ok. The crayon isn't very thick and the white doesnt show up well on dark fabrics. They work well enough otherwise.
Published 2 months ago by Leah Derham
5.0 out of 5 stars as expected
Arrived quickly, did what they were designed for. What more can be said about three different colour dress making marker pencils?
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Alison Bartlett
4.0 out of 5 stars good for what i need them for
bargain item..and just what I was looking for.. happy with mmy purchase and will buy here again for various other sewing items
Published 2 months ago by maxine hagerty
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Perfect markers, which brush right off afterwards, very easy and clean to use, will be purchasing again in the future when these eventually run out
Published 2 months ago by Carley
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful
I have been having lots of problems with my old tailors' chalk. It just wouldn't mark the fabric--too old perhaps. I bought these to replace the chalk. So far--so good!
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. V. A. Saunders
5.0 out of 5 stars dressmaking essentials
Very handy pencils with erasing brush. Useful in 3 colours to be visible on all fabrics. Efficient and fast service.
Published 3 months ago by AMM
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