Kickstarter for the Curve Runner!

Hello my sewing friends! I have my redesigned rolling ruler now on Kickstarter.  It was funded in the first 24 hours too, which means, I’ll start shipping the new rulers to the backers in July.  I have some really great prices for the first 50 that are going fast.  They  will retail for $ 16.50 plus shipping and handling.  My early bird special is $16.00 including shipping in the US.  That is about a $4.00 savings.  So click on the picture and get one with the good prices before they go.








I also wanted to thank my amazing sewing supporters that are helping right now getting the word out about this Kickstarter campaign.  David Coffin, the shirt making guru, has been a continual supporter and encourager for years now.

He has a new shirt making book out on Amazon you all should look at too. Click on his pick to take you to see it:  shirtmaking book




Sandra Betzina with Power Sewing has been in contact with me over the past few months and has actually given me her recommendation for this cool tool! Here is a link to her site:

Sandra Betzina

Sandra Betzina

Jan Reed with the Wooly Thread has been a godsend and helped keep the rulers available this past year she has also sent a shout out for this Kickstarter project! Check out her website, she has some really great things. The picture is the link:

Wooly Thread


Amy with Sewwell has just posted a review with her cute daughter and future sewer.  Amy not only is a wonderful sewer, but she has also been a continual supporter.  She has actually posted 3 fantastic reviews for my products. Be sure to join her blog; click on the link to take you to her site.

Sew well

Sewing Love and Hugs to everyone!!




New SA Curve Pattern Drafters! (Updated with Amazon)

AMAZON LINKS for the Pattern Drafters!

SA Curve 5/8th:

SA Curve 3/8th:

SA Curve 1/2″:

Thank you!

The all new version of the 5/8th, 3/8th and 1/2″  SA Curve Pattern Drafters are here!  Loads of details were used to make this new version.  The small end is rounded to make this ruler even sturdier. This was a weak point in the old version and they would arrive occasionally from the plastics company broken.  All of the lines were renumbered and recalibrated as well as some additional smoothing of the curve. This curve is also slightly smaller than the original  Pattern Drafters because a popular armhole French curve was used as the template for that portion.

The overall dimensions are approximately 16 inches long by 6 inches tall and 1/8th inch in thickness.
Use it for tracing the stitching line on typical patterns for accurate fitting and measuring. Use them to change/adjust the seam allowance widths when tracing patterns for your sewing needs. Of course, adding the seam allowance to the European patterns, like Burdastyle, Marfy, Ottobre, La Mia Boutique, etc. with SA Curve rulers is a delight.

This new version is easily recognized by the size circle in the lower left hand corner.

Fast, Accurate and made in the USA!!

More items in my Etsy shop:


Woops Etsy shop address!

Here is the link to my Etsy shop:

Etsy Shop Open

Hi Everyone,

I have reactivated my Etsy shop.  I have some inventory that was sitting around that I just found in storage and thought I would put it out there.  I also have some old Burda Magazines if anyone is interested.  I do have a new measuring wheel that is coming out next week (most likely).  It will be 8 inches in circumference and will be called the Curve Runner™.  The handle is also a little different.  Keep looking for some updated products in the near future!

Happy Sewing,



Measuring an Armhole

Measuring an armhole is a tricky thing to get accurate because of the curved line. You have to start with the stitching line since the outer edge of different pattern curves can be different lengths for the same stitching line. Also, the stitching line to be measured needs to eliminate the beginning and ending seam allowances, so that comparisons to the sleeve head are easier. Once you understand the armhole measurement, measure the sleeve head to see what ease is drafted in. If you have a woven pattern and want the fabric to be a knit, you will want less ease (approx. 1/2 inch for a knit sleeve head) or if you want a jacket made in leather you will definitely not want a lot of ease in the sleeve head. I personally don’t like a front armhole of a knit top with less than 8 inches in length because it feels too tight to me.

Thanks for watching!!


Measuring Wheel Slideshow (Metric)

The Japanese metric measuring wheels are available on Amazon.

Measuring wheels are handy for measuring curved lines on patterns. Comparing an armhole length to a sleeve head will give you the amount of ease built into the sleeve. I find them especially handy if you have done fit changes and need to see how those changes affected your pattern.  Find on Amazon:

Happy Sewing!


Slideshow of Ruler Usefulness

SA Curve rulers and templates: When accuracy really matters!

SA Curve rulers are an accurate and easy tool for everything to do with seam allowances!

This ruler is great for adjusting patterns  for fit.        *Trace the stitching line on your patterns to make tissue fitting easier and sewing more accurate!  *Add seam allowances to European patterns like Marfy, Burda WOF and Ottobre
*Remove 1/8th, 1/4th, 3/8ths or all of an existing seam allowance*Add seam allowances to a newly drafted pattern or a design change to a pattern.
*Measure seams, particularly armhole curves and sleeves.
*Helps trace and add additional seam allowance width to Jalie and Kwik Sew patterns.    * Rotary cut curved lines smoothly.

Below are the SA Curve Pattern Drafters:

Prices are:

3/8th SA Curve Pattern Drafter is $19.50

5/8ths SA Curve Pattern Drafter is $19.50

Both Pattern Drafters are $34.50 plus S&H

My newest template is the EZ Pocket template. The EZ Pocket has seven of the most common pocket and cuff shapes. It has a Western shape at the top, 5 different radii and a 90 degree corner for square pockets and cuffs. Besides pockets and cuffs, this template is great for mandarin collars, collar stands, lower edge vents of shirts, pants and skirts and for tracing the fly front.

$15.95 retail price

EZ Shirt Maker has 3 collar styles, a large radius curve for shirt tails and cuffs and a 90 degree corner for square cuffs and pockets.

The EZ Shirt Maker is $16.95

Buy both templates for $28.50!


Happy Sewing!!


How to use the EZ Shirtmaker

Pocket Template Slideshow


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