Monday, February 6, 2017

10 Sewing Notions You Need to Know About: Point 2 Point Turner

This week I went way outside of my quilting comfort zone, and made a tunic for my daughter. I was very glad to have the Point 2 Point Turner on hand. This handy gadget is one of the 10 Sewing Notions You Need to Know About.
This versatile notion may resemble an eating utensil for preschoolers, but do not be deceived. It's a serious multi-tasker for sewing projects.

The functions are so numerous that Clover put together this diagram.
I used the free Pleated Square Tunic Pattern by Schwin & Swhwin because I love not having to put in a zipper and the look of box pleats. I selected a print from Jane Sassaman's retired Sunshine & Shadow collection due to its ombre dot pattern. The Point 2 Point Turner helped me press the shoulder seams.
Then, the Stick n' Stitch Guide and I had a little reunion party in celebration of 3/8" seam allowances.
Before my Point 2 Point Turner could get jealous, I used it to push out the long seams around the neck hole.
I omitted the bottom band and the sleeve bands, adding their length onto the main pieces because I didn't have another fabric I wanted incorporate. To finish the bottom edge and sleeves, I turned them over 1/2", then 1/2" again using the Hot Ruler, before top-stitching.
Lest you think that's the full extent of my Point 2 Point Turner use, rest assured. I'm moving onto my Gridster Bee block for February, and the Hera Marker function is coming to great use.
Next week, I'll be presenting the last of the 10 Sewing Notions You Need to Know About. You won't want to miss it, especially if you're sick of feeding elastic through casing with a safety pin.
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  1. My hera marker is probably one of the best things I've ever bought! I use it all the time. I never thought about using it to press seams open...until now! Thanks for that tip!

  2. This one is definitely going on my shopping list! What a versatile tool! Who thought there would have be there was a better tool than the Hera marker! Thanks for letting us know....