Do you have this little tool? Have you ever seen one? When I took my learn to sew class our instructor gave each of us this tool. At first I thought, what will I ever use this thing for? Well, I use it ALL THE TIME.
I have used it to find out how far it is from my needle to the edge of the foot I am using. I have used it to measure to make sure I am using the seam allowance that I really wanted to use. I move my needle a lot so I tend to forget which mark is the 1/4 inch mark.
I just made something that I had to start sewing from the end of the fabric by 1/2 an inch. Well, I of course didn’t remember to put a pin in that specific place so instead of getting up and doing that, I just used this tool.
It has really come in handy and I use it WAY more than I thought I ever would. Is it a must, no, but it sure does help me out!