My Sew Easy tool featured amongst the stuff on my work desk last Wednesday. A lot of you seem to be interested by it, and Julia Dunnit, Chief of WOYWW suggested I write a full on review about it, and I figured I have had it long enough and used it enough times to write a half decent review, so here goes.
Now I may be a bit bias, but I LOVE the tool.. I think that is partly because I love the look of stitching, whether it be real of faux, on cards and projects, and this tool makes real stitching easy to replicate.
Materials it works well on:
Patterned paper - most brands, such as Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey (although the BG creases more so than other patterned papers)
SU! patterned paper
Materials not so well:
Bazzill - Kraft cardstock - although I find if you heat the cardstock with a heat gun first, this does help the tool penetrate to create the holes.
As for the tool itself, here is a picture to demonstrate.
In the end at the bottom there is a little compartment in order to store the needle that comes with the tool. It has a blunt end, which is handy, that way you don't prod your thumb every time you thread it back through the paper. The tool also comes with a foam mat which measures 11" x7", this makes it easier for the tool to penetrate the material your creating holes in.
|The foam mat - measures 11 inches x 7 inches|
The heads are easy to get on and off, you just give them a little twist.
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It is easy to use, and you can create straight lines, circles, zig-zags, anything. Just move the tool how you want.
So to sum it up: do not expect too much from the tool, it only has plastic spikes, so its not going to pierce really thick material. But some of the patterns you can achieve using it are intricate. It does crease the paper some what, but the peoples blogs I have visited that use a sewing machine say the same thing happens. It is relatively cheap, and you can use it with any sort of embroidery floss.
Any questions about this tool or how you use it, please contact me. :)