so what’s a bodkin?

Glad you asked!

This is my new favorite sewing tool. I just got my hands on it, and I love it already! It’s meant for threading ribbons or drawstrings through casings — hence, the large eye on one end and the rounded tip on the other.

Why do I love it so? Well, for one thing, it’s very nice to hold. No extra moving parts, just a lot of smooth, shiny metal that you can’t accidentally poke yourself with. And it also makes a fabulous pressing tool. The eye end (which is nice and flat) is especially good for opening seam allowances. This spares the fingers a lot of steam burn — always a good thing!

I must admit, I haven’t had a chance to use it for its intended purpose yet. But the bodkin has definitely earned its keep. =)

–Melinda

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