How do I use a pointer and creaser ?

Pointer and creaser is a hand tool for sewing also known as a point turner and seam creaser. Commonly packed as a multifunctional tool, this is labeled as button gauge and point turner. The button gauge ensures that the button shank depth and distance button holes or two buttons, and has a hole for making button shanks. The sewing gauge is useful for hem measurements, adjusting button lines, sequins and snaps as well as checking knitting gauge.

The pointer and creaser is made of plastic, wood, or when it is combined with a seam gauge, metal. Its two ends always have different shapes. The pointed end is used after sewing any part that comes to a point to turn it avoiding any damage in the fabric. As you flip the fabric over right-side out, you place in the pointed end and use it to push out the corner into its proper shape. The pointer and creaser can be used to turn points and corners of lapels, collars, cuffs, belts, pockets, ties, pillows, place mats, Christmas ornaments, and so on.

Other resourceful uses of the pointed end of the pointer and creaser exist as well. The point can be used to shift stuffing into position in corners and other small areas. The pointed end can also be used to take out basting threads. The other end of the pointer and creaser, which is a blunt shape, usually rounded, is used to smooth seams and curves.

The pointer and creaser can be used for fabric feeding toward the sewing machine needle as you quilt on a machine, and the curved side is functional for holding open seam allowances, keeping fingers out of harm’s way and keeping them in position while pressing – in both cases. In fact, some people also use the pointer and creaser to shape curves and points while pressing, by placing it into the fabric and pressing over it.

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