Welcome to another Tooled Up column where we aim to give you reviews of fun products from all over the crafty world. Today we review the Stitch Dome from Clover.
Well, look at this nifty gadget. You know when you really want to stitch on something fabulous like a shirt sleeve or a little bag you’ve bought, but an embroidery hoop just won’t work in the space you want to use and you end up getting really annoyed? This is a great solution.
The Stitch Dome comes in two parts, a metal dome measuring and a jolly bright yellow elastic band. How fun! And it’s really easy to use too.
You simply pop the metal dome inside whatever you want to sew and secure it in place with the elastic band.
Then you just sew sew sew, being careful to not bash the metal with your needle as you go.
I have had a go at using it on a few items and thought it was really easy to use. I like that it gives you a good grip on the item you are sewing as well as you can see in the photo above, and it’s easy to sew on. I did wonder if the metal might be annoying behind the fabric but it’s not at all.
Using this and the images in the Stitch A Masterpiece book I reviewed, I will be able to create some beautiful images on some little bags I already have. I imagine it would be a very handy took for working on dolls faces if you make dolls like the ones in the Cloth Doll Faces book I reviewed as well.
This is a great innovative product which won’t break the bank and would make a perfect gift for a sewing friend. You can see a video of it in action here.