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PatternReview Blog > Tip 136: Three Hands Are Better Than Two
Tip 136: Three Hands Are Better Than TwoBy DianeSev on 12/19/11 10:27 AM


My third hand is a hemostat, a scissor-like clamp used in surgery and by fly fishermen to make flies or pull out a hook. I have a 10" and a 5 1/2 " (14 cm) pair.

If I need to turn something through an opening too small for my hand, I use my 10" (25.4 cm) hemostat.

I use hemostat tips to poke out the corners of an item.

And to fill pillow corners, I put small amount of fiberfill in the teeth, push it into the corner, hold the corner on the outside of the pillow and release the clamp.

I purchased mine at a fishing supply store.

Submitted by Mary Stiefer.

This tip is from 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips.

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Deb Bee said...
I love my hemostats. They came in so handy this holiday season for stuffing and turning ornaments, manipulating corners of small bags until perfect, etc. They are a mainstay in my notions arsenal!
12/27/11 7:34 PM

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