Saturday, August 04, 2012
rabid product endorsement: Clover Wonder Clips
I sew on occasion and always intend to sew more than I do, but I'm sure you recognize I'm already too too busy. Still, I keep my eyes peeled for tools that make the process easier. Right now I have a butt-ton of silk shantung with which I intend to do something grand, coupled with some finer cuts of silk. One of the problems with the finer stuff is that it's lightweight and the fabric can be slippery or crawly when you are pinning it, cutting and sewing it. Unfortunately, there'll be no getting away from having to use pins, ultimately, but for at least the sewing process, I've found a product that is simply amazing.
Clover Wonder Clips are magnificently grabby little things that I can imagine would be great around the house in many an application. They have very strong springs and can clamp onto lightweight fabric with out pulling or distorting the line. The jaw opens up wide enough you can clamp other things together, probably even lightweight leather and the like. I've seen quilters online singing glad hosannas at the arrival of this product, too. Right now I've got several holding up a thin drape out of the way of the window A/C unit Himself installed in the bedroom for me yesterday. (It's been about 115 here the past few days, and if you think about it, my A/C system keeping the house 80 degrees is impressve-- 35 degrees cooler than outside, but it's still too bloody hot!)
If you sew at all or work on projects where you need some extra set of fingers around for grabby action, I recommend these wholeheartedly. Buy the 50 pack and they come in a handy little case, too.