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Anyone tried the new SA Curve?
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Date: 9/8/13 0:30 AM

Saw this demoed on the Craftsy video, one pant, many looks

SA Curve

I don't have Burda or Marfy patterns, but I do need new curved rulers as my old one died from too much heat in too many moves.

I guess I would order 5/8" as the Big 4 have that as a SA, although I find myself trying to cut one size smaller and just do a 3/8" seam allowance :)

Thoughts??

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Date: 9/8/13 0:51 AM

I have the 3/8, the 5/8 (I won it so it does not have the straight edge) and the new 1/2 as well as their collar and pocket template.

I use them for everything I would any design ruler, and I have several from the one you see for about $15 to the Lutterloh set and everything in between. They're a nice size and they work well.

My only complaint is the paper backing on them. I have one that is missing it in part due to spilling coffee/kid drooling, but since I don't use the measurements it's not been a big deal.

She's a great gal to get stuff from. I have a preorder in with her at the moment, and it's been my 4th or 5th order now.,

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Date: 9/8/13 0:59 AM

They are awesome. I picked up the mini and the larger one as a set. Only needed the 5/8ths in. ones since they are marked in 1/8th in. increments..so I can use for SA anywhere from 1/4 to full 5/8s.
I had seen these before in the 'candy cane' form , but didn't bite because I was sure I'd break it. In this new form as an enclosed curved it feels stable and is roughly the thickness of my Olfa clear ruler..aprox. 1/8". They were very well packed for mailing too in a stiff envelope with support, little left to chance.
They are useful for any pattern since nobody who offers multiple size patterns marks the stitching anymore so it's helpful for quickly finding stitch lines on armholes and sleeve caps, etc.
The latest Threads mag also featured them in the new notions section. I first saw them on the Fehr Trade blog back in July.
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Date: 9/8/13 2:39 AM

Kwaaked, I believe the paper backing is supposed to be removed before using. They are easier to read when clear. I love using these curves!

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Date: 9/8/13 6:03 AM

I got the 3/8" at the Sewing Expo last year in Illinois. I trace most of my patterns, even the Big 4. Yes, the paper is supposed to come off so it is clear. I do not know the brand I bought but am definitely in love with this ruler. It is the perfect size, not too small and not too big. It feels good in your hand, has a good thickness. Like others, I like the smoothness of moving it around and the curves are great. I also think the price is reasonable. This is a great companion and I seem to pick up the French curve less.

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Date: 9/8/13 6:47 AM

Well. I took off part of the paper when I got them, but it never occurred to me to take the sticker part of it off and I have had these for months. I just did it and was like "what do you know? They ARE clear."

Shows how much I use a measurement, though, doesn't it? I'll have to do that to the rest of them.

It was a blonde moment for sure. I'd feel dumb, but this was one of the minor ones to what I usually do.

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Date: 9/8/13 7:48 AM

I've wanted one of these since seeing the Craftys class too. I'm going to the Sewing Expo in Fredericksburg, Va. in a few weeks, maybe I'll find them there.

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Date: 9/8/13 10:00 AM

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Too bad- I would have ordered several. They look great.
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Date: 9/8/13 10:15 AM

Unfinished, here are some alternate tools for you:
Seam allowance guide
Tracing wheel
You could also use a compass, which is a device with a pencil on one side and a needle type thing on the other. Separate the two, and run the compass down the edge of the pattern. I use this method when I can't find my seam tracing pencils, or I need something less than 5/8"

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Date: 9/8/13 11:38 AM

Hi JTink,
Would you mind reporting back if someone is selling these?? I'm considering going to the expo in KC later this year and would love to check these out in person before buying.

Thanks,
Emily

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