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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Turning Tiny Pieces

O.K. ladies, a question that needs answered! How do you turn narrow pieces inside right? There has to be a way to turn the arms and legs without fraying the seams! A bodkin isn't working. . Anyone that can help!?


Diane said...

A safety pin?

AverettLadyNana said...

I have a thing I bought back in the Stretch and Sew Days in early 80's for turning thin straps on sundresses. It looks like ice tongs. It's like a chrome/stainless metal thing, you put the tube on one side, close it and then push to the tong on other side and it turns it. Works pretty good. One tong is flat on the end and the other is pointy. You slide it on the flat side first and transfer it to pointy tong turing the right side out in the process. Hope that makes sense. Not sure what it's called but made for turning tubes of fabric.

Tolentreasures said...

I don't know if you have tried this or not, but I always use a needle threaded with a pretty strong thread..embroidery floss or button thread. I take a couple of little stitches in the seam at one end to secure, drop the need (backwards) down the tube and pull it through. Works for me. I have one of those long skinny thingies with a hook on the on end but it never works as good as the needle does.


Marilyn Miller said...

Funny bad hair picture. For some reason you sight hasn't downloaded for me to leave a comment. Now here I am back again.

I was going to suggest the needle and thread, but I see someone else already made that suggestion. What are you making?

Pearl said...

Well don't ask me? I can't sew a stitch! :)

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Umm ~ let's see ~ how about taking the eraser side of a pencil ~ push the sewed end down into itself as far as you can and then pull the rest through with the eraser end.
Do you know what I mean?