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Copy Your Garments with Precision

Threads Magazine - Issue 129
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When it comes to replicating and outlining any curved shape, you really can’t beat the wonderful properties of a flexible ruler. This ruler with an inner lead core comes in a variety of sizes and can contour almost anything. Think of all the times you could have used a tool that could copy the shape of what you were working on so that you could then transform it into a flat pattern. Well, a flexible ruler does just that. So now, you don’t have to resort to wrapping wires or coat hangers around your patterns to capture the shapes that you’ve always wanted. Jean Haas shows you how to simply use an assortment of flexible rulers to quickly and easily do a precise and more professional job for all your pattern work. From Threads #129

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  1. EvamarieGomez January 27th

    @velogiant Please contact our customer service department at 800-477-8727 and they should be able to assist you.

    Evamarie Gomez
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  2. User avater velogiant January 26th

    I'm experiencing problems opening this article too. I'm also an insider subscriber.

  3. User avater Carol29 April 28th

    Thanks for info on The Works I will try and see if I can get one there, looks really really useful.

  4. User avater shelly123 April 19th

    I got one of these rulers from a shop called the works cost me a pound.

  5. oneilda March 27th

    Here in Atlanta you can purchase one at Sam Flax art store. Check your local art store in the ruler section. If there is an art school or design school they will surely have these in different sizes. I recently bought two: one with a ruler and one without.

  6. centimetara March 26th

    This happened to me too. It was because I was logging in with a different password than the one I originally signed up with umpteen years ago. Contact customer service--they'll tell you how to reset it.

  7. liz_knits March 22nd

    Try looking in drafting or architecture supply stores for the bendy ruler.

  8. Brabant March 22nd

    Flexible ruler: BRILLIANT. Any idea where I an buy it in France or Germany? Naturally need centimeter markings.

  9. User avater user-1109488 March 21st

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  10. Clindy March 21st

    I have tried also. Why do we have to be an insider anyway? I subscribe to Sew News. Am frustrated with the hoops one has to jump thru to really benefit from subscribing, only to find we need to subscribe again and again for anything more than ads!

  11. LillieB March 20th

    Interesting. However I have never seen thy type of mrasuring tool. Where can i purchase it?

  12. User avater VictoriaNorth March 20th

    @JoFray: I've forwarded your comment over to our customer service department. They should be able to help with any issues you are having with your account. Once you are logged in, and see the "You Are IN" message in the upper right corner, you should be able to view all Insider-only content.

  13. JoFray March 20th

    Each time I attempt to obtain so-called "insider information," I receive an invitation to become an insider.
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    I even went so far as to go through the change-password process, but that didn't work, either.


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