A must-have tool for any sewing kit! Measure and mark your fabrics at the same time with the Dritz Sewing Gauge 6''. This 6-inch sewing gauge comes with a sliding marker that stays in place so that you can make repeated markings. Featuring holes on top, you can also use the slider to draw circles and scallops on material. Use this sewing gauge to mark and measure hems, pleats, tucks, buttonholes and more. This versatile gauge will keep your lines straight and features a sliding marker that will stay in place for multiple markings.
Our company has purchased these gauges for years, in the past year, this product has definitely decreased in quality. The paint/numbers wear off within 2 - 3 weeks of use. We used to be able to use these for months or years. Very disappointed and there are no other options on this site, which is frustrating as well.
I agree with Granny22's review. The plastic pops out and the metal bends easily. In addition, the paint wears off. Due to the minimal cost, I'll continue to use these as they are so handy. BUT, Dritz has certainly comprised the quality. If I had one of the original sewing gauges, my bet is I would still be using it today. These new ones? I average about one a month.
I had an old Dritz gauge like this except that it had a metal slider/pointer. I loved it! It was one of my essential sewing tools. When I lost the old one, I bought one of the newer ones with the plastic slider - not good! The metal frame bends too easily, and the plastic slider sticks and deforms so it slips. Please work with the manufacturer to bring back a quality product. I would give them as gifts to every female in my family who sews.