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Excellent for marking fabric
on 4 September 2014
I have never use one of these before but I am doing a lot of clothes sewing at the moment and I thought it might be useful. I am delighted to say I was right. It is not the strongest bit of kit I have ever come across but it is easy to use and makes marking fabric really easy - I had to mark a couple of darts and I found it really helped that process and I have used it to mark hemlines and buttonholes too. I have not idea what the little 'u' shaped swivelly things at the end are for and I would welcome any insight that other users might have. I find the gap in the middle is excellent for the tailors chalk that I have in stock and I would imagine it would also be useful for one of those marking pens too.
I have not had to use the pointy end to get a crisp edge on an item yet and I am a bit doubtful that it would be strong enough to use with tough or heavy fabric but time will tell.
I've found a use for the swivel things at the end of the tool - I have used them to ensure a reasonable space between the fabric and the button when I am putting buttons on blouses, shirts etc., I have no idea if this is the intended use for this bit of the tool. I just slipped it between the fabric and the button after making the first pass of the thread and I had a neat gap which meant my clothes have a bit of ease when fastening the button - particularly helpful when I fit a smaller rear button.