tools of the craft

I often find myself pulling elastic through small openings. I usually just use a safety pin to snake the elastic through, but then I found these at Fabric Depot:

They clip onto the elastic and are called bodkins. Isn’t that a nice word? I haven’t had a chance to try them yet, and you know, they probably don’t work THAT much better than safety pins, but the packaging was so attractive …
Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

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7 Responses to tools of the craft

  1. Gabby Kang says:

    I went through a stage, when I worked at a craft store, where I bought every single sewing notion available to try out. Bobkins can be quite useful, and in some cases easier to pull through than a safety pin. I hadn’t come across that Clover wide bodkin though – I gotta hunt that down!

  2. Oh, son of a … I forgot to buy the drawstring for my sweatpants again. One of these days those things are just going to fall down.

  3. Rachel says:

    All packaging is aimed at you, isn’t it? I love that you wallow in the consumerism without shame. Refreshing, actually.
    Seriously, can’t you hire yourself out to a focus group or something? You’re a one-woman purchasing show!
    Love your site!

  4. Amanda says:

    I have both kinds, and they are nice to use. However, neither works when trying to pull an elephant through a keyhole, a situation I find myself in more often than I should!

  5. Romi says:

    Odds bodkins! I had to say it; I couldn’t help myself. *g*

  6. rachel says:

    I had to repost to clarify to the internets that I was trying to be funny, but realize now that it came across as mean. I love Mariko’s consumerism and, as I wrote to her, it allows me to live vicariously through her purchases. Huge faux pas! Huge!
    Very embarrassed. I’ll shut up, now.

  7. Mel says:

    Hi! I’ve been a lurker of your blog for a while. It’s great… and so are bodkins!

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