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Notions: Free-Motion Guides

Threads magazine - 185 - June/July 2016 Issue
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This was originally featured in the Notions department of Threads #185 (June/July 2016).

Gloves are the typical solution for gripping fabric for free-motion stitching, but you have to remove them to rethread a needle or remove pins. Lightweight, comfortable Betty Bands by Steady Betty wrap around your hands securely and provide a sure grip on fabric for control while free-motion stitching, leaving your fingers free for tasks that require fine motor skills. The 1-1/2-inch-wide bands are made from two layers of foam and close with hook-and-loop tape; an elastic inset provides adjustable fit. The foam bands fit across your palms, and they can be trimmed around the thumb for increased comfort. Betty Bands come in two sizes: small/medium and medium/large; custom sizes are available.

Available from Amazon for $15.99.

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