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Tip of the Day: A Speedy Stitcher for repairing rugs etc.

Screen shot 2013-06-08 at 20.33.22This was suggested as a TOTD by a friend, and your devoted e-V team member decided she couldn’t possibly recommend it without buying one and giving it a go.

Okay, I was intrigued by the “it’ll save you a fortune in rug repairs, you won’t know how you ever managed without one” line.

So, good old eBay came up with this

and I gave it a go…


This was my first attempt with it, which I thought wasn’t bad!

It’s really good. Okay, the instructions weren’t quite clear enough for overanalytical little old me, so I went to YouTube and found some great videos of it being used. I’ve already started working on a travel surcingle made out of an old jute roller and an old webbing surcingle, and it’s going to do a great job. No more punching holes in the palm of my hand with the back end of a needle, trying to force it through thick fabric to mend rugs.

The finish you get depends on how fussy/careful you are about placing the stitches ‘just so’… one YouTube vid showed the 2 pieces of fabric being held in a vice, which made things a lot easier, so I’m trying that next!

For less than £13 (including 2 huge strong and apparently un-snappable needles, roll of waxed thread etc) I agree with my friend – this is an indispensable piece of kit for any tackroom.


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