I’m so excited to add this new tool to my store. I debuted them at the National ASG Conference in Orlando last month, where it was well received. I designed this pressing tool while filming The Perfectly Fitted Shirt Class for Patternreview.com. While I was working on collar samples, I was not completely happy with my traditional bamboo point turner. I thought if it could be a little wider so that it was more similar to the shape of the collar points, it would work better. I sent a sketch off to my Dad and he made me a couple samples to play with. I found that I could turn the collar right side out and manage the seam allowances all in one step. I positioned the tool against the wrong side of the collar facing at the point, with the trimmed and graded seam allowances folded down under the tool. Then I turned the collar over the point of the tool to the right side. The tool ends up inside the collar when it’s turned to the right side. The point of the collar was almost perfect. This tool works create to turn all kinds of points and corners. If your project is too small for the spade shaped end of the tool, the handle has a pointed end that you can use to get into tight spaces.
The Point Perfect Pressing Tool is also an amazing mini clapper. It works great to press seam allowances flat and to create creases. Use it like a traditional clapper. Steam the fabric and press down with the spade shaped end of the tool to trap the heat and steam. Plus, it’s unique shape allows you to press small areas where a traditional clapper is too large.
I didn’t want to ask my Dad to start producing the tool for me. Happily, I met a very talented wood artist at Stitches United in Hartford, CT this past March. Dan Tracy, of Dan Tracy Designs, handcrafts a variety of beautiful wooden tools that are used for knitting, crochet and other fiber arts. When I showed him my tool, he offer to make them for me. We collaborated on the final shape of the tool to end up with The Point Perfect Pressing Tool.
Point Perfect Pressing Tool. This Point Turner & Mini Clapper is Handcrafted from a variety of beautiful woods by Dan Tracy Designs.
Stay Tuned for a Video Tutorial showing how amazing this new tool is!