Christmas Presents

img_0461Look what I got!
It’s a hem marker.  You fill the little cup with chalk powder, adjust the height to where you want your skirt to end, then do a twirl whilst pressing the bulb.  The result is a series of neat white lines on your skirt.

I’ve practised with it once using a skirt that had already been hemmed.  You have to stand quite close which is awkward if you have feet.  The white lines are very clear but I didn’t get them completely straight, probably because I need to stand better.

I think with practice it will work well.  Did you get any sewing related Christmas presents?