Measures multiple equal distances.
Use for fast accurate spacing of buttons, buttonholes, hooks, eyes, dress
pleats, drapery pleats, tucks, shirring, and smocking. Measure accurate bias or
straight strips for quilting or for use with the Bias Tape Makers. Makes an
ideal knitting gauge, too! Flexible and lightweight; silver finish. Expands to
The SimFlex Expanding Sewing Gauge gives you fast and accurate measuring.
Its quick and easy to use. It has unlimited uses. It works in
sewing, arts and crafts and even gardening and cake decorating!
Directions: Before using, with one hand on each end, flex the gauge
Lay the SimFlex over your garment (or craft). Expand it to the desired
length for perfectly measured, equal distances and accurate spacing. Flex
the gauge so that each straight piece is the same desired distance apart at
points. Check with a straight ruler and adjust if necessary.
Buttons, buttonholes, hooks, eyes, snaps,. Flex gauge to the
desired distance between buttons or buttonholes. Using the points and
slots on the gauge, mark the position for buttons and buttonholes with chalk or
Shirring, smocking, skirt and dress pleats. Flex gauge to the
distance desired between gathers when shirring or smocking. Flex gauge so
that each point is exactly the same distance apart. With chalk or washable
marker use slots in the gauge to mark the sewing line.
Drapery pleats, tucks, gathers. Flex gauge to the desired
distance between folds and tucks. With chalk or washable markers use slots
in the gauge to mark the sewing line
Patchwork strips. Mark several bias or straight strips at a
time. Cut for use in patchwork or as borders.
Straight Strips. Adjust gauge to the width of the strip desired.
Place gauge on the straight grain of fabric. Mark points and slots. Cut.
Bias Strips. Cut the ends of the fabric straight. Fold one
corner down to form a triangle. Mark the fold. Place gauge with
slots of a center piece over the fold line. Mark points and slots.
More Creative Ideas.
Crafts. Quilting pattern layout, knitting and crochet designs.
Foods. Cake decorating, portion slicing, candle placing.
Gardening. Spacing seed rows and seedlings, transplanting and
row layout. Hobbies. Woodworking crafts and other hobby uses.