10 Sewing Notions You Need to Know About Point 2 Point Turner

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By Afton Warrick

This week I went way outside of my quilting comfort zone, and made a tunic for my daughter. I was very glad to have the Point 2 Point Turner on hand. This handy gadget is one of the 10 Sewing Notions You Need to Know About.

This versatile notion may resemble an eating utensil for preschoolers, but do not be deceived. It’s a serious multi-tasker for sewing projects.
The functions are so numerous that Clover put together this diagram.
I used the free Pleated Square Tunic Pattern by Schwin & Swhwin because I love not having to put in a zipper and the look of box pleats. I selected a print from Jane Sassaman’s retired Sunshine & Shadow collection due to its ombre dot pattern. The Point 2 Point Turner helped me press the shoulder seams.

Then, the Stick n’ Stitch Guide and I had a little reunion party in celebration of 3/8″ seam allowances.

Before my Point 2 Point Turner could get jealous, I used it to push out the long seams around the neck hole.

I omitted the bottom band and the sleeve bands, adding their length onto the main pieces because I didn’t have another fabric I wanted incorporate. To finish the bottom edge and sleeves, I turned them over 1/2″, then 1/2″ again using the Hot Ruler, before top-stitching.

Lest you think that’s the full extent of my Point 2 Point Turner use, rest assured. I’m moving onto my Gridster Bee block for February, and the Hera Marker function is coming to great use.

Next week, I’ll be presenting the last of the 10 Sewing Notions You Need to Know About. You won’t want to miss it, especially if you’re sick of turning fabric tubes with a safety pin.

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