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#1 Chicks

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 01:24 PM

Has anyone heard of a multipurpose point and tube turner? They are shaped like tongs and are used to turn fabric, specifically skinny tubes and the like. I can't seem to find them anywhere on the net, any suggestions? Thanks!

Here is an example of how it looks:
https://www.etsy.com...int-tube-turner

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 04:02 PM

I have one of these somewhere. Don't waist your money, it really does not work. I originally got it for turning collars but the points of this tool don't stay lined up. If you need to make narrow tubes get a tube turner set or for even less money you can buy a loop turner. 


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 10:09 PM

Thanks for the advice

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:37 PM

I agree with Jeffrey that there's no one all-purpose tool, but if you want a tool that locks and can be used to pull, buy a hemostat, specifically a Kelly clamp.

 

For turning tubes, you can use a tool with a hook, a tool with tubes, a straw and a chopstick, a chopstick, or a needle and thread. For the tube tool I like Turn It All.


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:52 PM

Thanks that was very helpful
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Posted 27 October 2016 - 10:33 PM

Thanks that was very helpful

 

You're welcome. You may be able to buy a hemostat from a medical supply store very inexpensively.  I once took a class with a student who had some connection to the medical field.  She got a very good group deal and we each paid about $3.  I use the hemostat primarily for pulling threads, such as stubborn basting stitches that got caught.

 

I believe David Page Coffin, an author of books and videos on shirtmaking, likes to turn shirt collar corners with a hemostat.


Edited by tailleuse, 27 October 2016 - 10:36 PM.

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