Anyone who sews great looking bags knows how to make corners that sit just right. Somewhere in the process of pushing the corner out to a fine point, you can be certain a tool or little gadget will be used. So, what do I use to turn points?
... a chopstick. Just a plain old chopstick from the kitchen - except it lives in my sewing room. The sides are smooth and the top is rounded, which makes it perfect for pushing out corners, without stretching or breaking the fabric or stitching.
On the odd occasion I have used the blue commercial point turner, but I find the tip is too thin and pointy for the projects I'm sewing. The chopstick does a better job for me.
On taking photos, I noticed that the point turner is also a button gauge - must check out how that works. Anyone know?
You can see I've been working with pre-loved denim jeans - an experiment that's worked out well. I'll show you soon.
What tips do you have for turning points when sewing?