Sewing Gauge | More than just a basic gadget

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Learn how a simple sewing gauge can help your everyday sewing. This basic tool is more than just a gadget and can improve your skills in so many ways.

Sewing gauge

noun

  1. A ruler with a slider that typically measures 6″ long. It is most commonly used for measuring short spaces such as hems in sewing.

Sewing Gauge Details: 

  • The adjustable slider on the ruler provides precise measurements.
  • The ruler is marked with inches on one side and centimeters on the other side.  
  • Common hem and seam allowances are marked along the ruler.

Learn how a simple sewing gauge can help your everyday sewing. This basic tool is more than just a gadget and can improve your skills in so many ways.

Stats, Tips & Fun Facts:

  • Use this handy tool to check for hem depth, as well as marking crisp corners when quilting or sewing.
  • When sewing buttonholes using a sewing gauge will help check to make sure layers line up.
  • A sewing gauge is essential when sewing curved hems, and drawing scallops.
  • This sewing gadget can also be used to evenly mark spacing for tucks and pleats.
  • When attaching hanging trim, a sewing gauge can be helpful in ensuring that the trim hangs evenly.
  • Even though this special tool was created for sewing it can also be used to draw precise lines on paper, and it’s sometimes used in woodworking.
  • You can purchase a sewing gauge in the “sewing notions” part of your local sewing store or  here on-line.

Click on the pictures below to learn more ways to incorporate using a sewing gauge for your next project.

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