Four ways to use a tailor’s awl for sewing

- Tools, Tutorials

Using a tailor's awl for darts

Do you guys use a tailor’s awl for sewing? I find it to be an excellent tool, perfect for marking everything from buttonholes to darts. I know it can be a bit intimidating to punch a hole in your precious fabrics, but if we get over that fear we will be rewarded with a really quick way to to mark all sorts of things. This is also a tool that is common in the sewing industry, and why not nick a trick or two from them!

Here are four tutorials where I use an awl:

The quick and easy way to sew darts

Using a tailor's awl for pleats

How to mark pleats with an awl

Using a tailor's awl for buttonholes

Making many buttonholes quickly

Using a tailor's awl for rivets on jeans

Doing rivets on jeans

Four ways to use a tailors awl in sewing

Previous Story
Next Story

You Might Also Like

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Kristin
    August 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I couldn’t live without my awl! I use it to help me manipulate the fabric under the foot, to rearrange the ease when setting in a sleeve, and even to pop open the throat plate so I can clean my machine.

    • Reply
      Johanna
      August 28, 2016 at 9:02 am

      I love it too for feeding fabric, but I never thought about using it for the plate but that’s a great idea. I often find myself using my fingers and nails to open it, and that is not very effective 🙂

    Leave a Reply