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Copy Your Garments with Precision

Threads magazine - 129 – Feb./Mar. 2007

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.

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  3. LillieB | | #3

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

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  6. Brabant | | #6

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

  7. liz_knits | | #7

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

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  9. oneilda | | #9

    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.

  10. shelly123 | | #10

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

  11. carol29 | | #11

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

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