The clever little sewing tool with a funny name.
If your sewing projects have ever required you to insert elastic into a waistband or sleeve casing, hopefully you’ve had a bodkin close at-hand. The bodkin is a handy sewing tool that acts like a tweezer to draw elastic, cording, etc., through tubing and casings. Want to know more?
|The Dritz® Ezy-Pull® bodkin really is a very simple tool to use, once you understand its mechanics and know how to apply its function to various sewing projects.
To open a bodkin, slide its ring down toward the loop at its base (top position). To close a bodkin, slide the ring back toward its teeth to tighten it (bottom position). Easy!
|In addition to inserting elastic into a waistband or sleeve during garment construction, a bodkin is ideal for simple repairs such as retrieving buttonhole elastic from a waistband. (And if you’ve got a little one around the house, you know what I’m talking about – hate it when that elastic sneaks back into the waistband!)|
|Simply insert an open bodkin into the waistband, “grab” the elastic, and slide the ring down. (Yup, that’s it!)|
|Pull that elastic out! Of course you can also use this same technique to rescue missing cords on drawstring pants and bags, and hoodies, too.|
Given the versatility of this sewing tool, you might need to keep one in your sewing basket, and another in your junk drawer! Want to know more? See more Dritz® bodkins, turner and threaders on our website.
Do you have a bodkin? Tell me how you use it! Creative uses encouraged!