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Not Just Any Old Seam Gauge

It’s all about the Button Spacer–that U-shaped appendage at one end. There are two that swivel plus the ruler itself.

You see, buttons need a thread shank, yes, even buttons with built-on shanks; more necessary for thick, bulky fabrics. The thread shank acts as a support for the button lifting it slightly off the garment, allowing space for the overlapping fabric to fit between the button and the garment. Ever seen garments that bunch up around the button? Not enough room under the button! Continue reading

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Hemline Sewing Knitting and Seam Gauge

Hemline Sewing Knitting and Seam Gauge A sewing gauge was the first sewing tool introduced to me in my 7th grade Home Economics class.  Well, actually, it was probably the third or fourth, after scissors and pins.  So it’s safe … Continue reading

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