Point Turner Tip

Test fabric with point turner

Test fabric with point turner

The 1940s Girl Friday Blouse I made for my Fall for Cotton project has three collars (for photos of the finished version, see My Fall for Cotton 1940s Girl Friday Blouse Is Finished!). I used a wood point turner on each one. Although I was being very careful, as I was turning one collar, I saw just a tiny bit of my point turner poke through my Swiss dot cotton voile. Yikes! That’s when I realized I should have tested my fabric first. So here’s my point turner tip: Before you use your point turner, take a scrap of fabric and push that point against the fabric. See how much pressure that fabric can take before the point goes through it. Then you’ll know just how gentle (or rough) you can be with it.

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Author: Chuleenan

Chuleenan sews, collects hats and shoes, and is a fabric addict. She is also the organizer for the Bay Area Sewists Meetup group.

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