Sunday, January 10, 2016

Gotta Haves - Part 2

Bet you thought I'd forgotten about the blog already, didn't you?  Just a minor blip....

Here's another great Clover tool that you should have handy.

It's the Clip 'n Glide Bodkin, #9582.  What's so great about it?  Well, let me tell you!

Have you ever tried to insert elastic or ribbon or cord into casings?  Have you ever tried to thread the drawstring back into a hood?  Remember the frustration and not-so-polite words when things went awry?

That's why you need this handy tool.

See that little white lever?  And the dark green/light green parts to the left with teeth?

You insert the elastic (or ribbon, or whatever) into the "teeth" and close the white lever.

Insert the elastic into one end of the casing and secure it with a pin (or whatever you'd like).  Scoogie the bodkin through the casing until it comes out the other end.

This is what the entire bodkin looks like as it comes out of the casing.  See the elastic still firmly in the teeth?  Now you pinch the elastic and the casing, remove the bodkin, match the end of the casing with the end of the elastic and pin!  (You might be inserting elastic in a waistband or something else that is a complete circle; in that case you would need to sew the two ends of the elastic together before closing the opening.  The point of this Gotta Have is to tell you about the tool, not to educate you on using elastic per se.)

I've given my bodkin a real workout and it is the BEST thing to use for threading anything through a casing.  Again, no endorsement fees are being paid to me.

Have a great Sunday!

Blissful hugs,

P.S.  I am listening to Endangered by C.J. Box.

1 comment:

  1. That's a neat looking tool. I'll have to get one. Thanks for the information!!!!


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