Sewing Notion

For sometime now I have been searching for a Dritz Bound Buttonhole Maker. I can't remember the first time I read about this item. I then was reading Dawn's blog-The Secret Pocket. I read and saw photos of the bound buttonholes she made using this tool.

I have searched on Ebay and found one but auction was over! So I continued to search at least weekly.

This past Thursday, our ASG met and we had an Auction. We actually had a real auctioneer which actually made it more fun! One item that I bid on and won was a Hefty bag filled with several sewing notions-point turners-3; snippers-2; two rulers with marked 1/4, 3/8,1/2,5/8,7/8 and 1 inch slots for ease of marking; invisible zipper foot and a bound buttonhole maker. When they read off what was in the bag and I heard bound buttonhole maker my flash card with number was flashing away. I won the bid for $12! When I opened the bag and saw that it was the exact bound buttonhole maker I had been searching for I could have danced. That was the best $12 I spent. The two rulers are great and one has scallop markings with varying size of scallops.

Go here to see my new notion.

Comments

  1. Aren't they cool? I first saw one on PR and it was like a lightbulb went off!

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  2. I bought one years ago from clotilde's catalog or maybe it was nancy's notions. Very handy little gadget. It's so great that you were able to get this at the auction. ASG is sew much fun.

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  3. Congratulaions on your new additions. I bought one of those buttonhole makers years ago, but never got around to using it. I'm going to have to dig it out and give it a try.

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  4. I read a lot about this tool lately, what a great thing for you to have found it. Now we want to see it in action!

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  5. I used to have something similar -- a welt pocket maker. For some reason, it didn't survive one of my sewing supply purges. I've seen several references to it recently. I wish I'd kept it.

    The auction sounds like fun!

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  6. I am so sad. I missed the auction. I have company until next week and couldn't make it. I would love to know how this works and what you use it for.

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  7. How pleasing, to have that turn up in there!
    Serendipity is the best!

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  8. Wow, congrats! It's a great tool. The best thing is that it keeps the marking to a minimum and the marking is my least favorite part of sewing.

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