Measure multiple equal distances. Use for quick accurate spacing between buttons, buttonholes, hooks, eyes, dress pleats, drapery pleats, pleats, pleats and smocking. Measure accurate angled or straight strips for quilting or for use with the Bias Tape Makers. Also makes an ideal knitting gauge! Flexible and lightweight; silver finish. Expands to 24″ The SimFlex Expanding Sewing Gauge gives you quick and accurate measurement. It is quick and easy to use. It has unlimited uses. It works in sewing, crafting and even gardening and cake decorating! Directions for Use: Before use, bend the meter several times with one hand at each end Lay the SimFlex over your garment (or vessel) Extend it to the desired length for perfectly measured, even distances and accurate distances Bend the meter so that each straight is the same desired distance points.Check with a straight ruler and adjust if necessary.
What is the maximum length it will expand?
expands to 24". It was a gift, she loves it!!!
how many button "slots" are on it?? i do a lot of vintage looking dresses that will often have many buttons running the length of the dress
Eight, but you can add an unlimited number of buttonholes/buttons. Just line up the gauge to the previous buttonhole/button and add them on.
What country is this made in?
Dear customer, we produce our Simfelx in USA! Best regards Sabine
How do you use it?
Hi. I have used it to mark equally spaced buttonholes using the pointy ends. It is great to mark lots of quilting lines as well.
Does this have locking mechanisms?
It doesn't lock, but it doesn't slip out of size either. So when you get the proper measurement, you can move it without it changing. If you hold it on a downward angle, it doesn't move without pulling it apart. I hope that explains it!
What is the minimum distance between points/buttonholes?
Would this work for machine knitters?
I am not familiar with machine knitters. Measures equal distances between each point expanding to 24 inches.
How wide does it expand to?
Another respondent to a similar question, above, said it expands to 24” but it’s easy to line it up with the already-marked locations and keep going.