Are you using a tailor’s awl for sewing? I think it’s an excellent (and budget-friendly) tool that is perfect for marking everything from buttonholes to pleats and darts. And if we can get over the fear of punching holes in the fabric we will be rewarded with a really quick way to mark all sorts of things without having to fiddle with marking tools that either rub off to easy or won’t come off at all.
Also, an awl is a common tool in the sewing industry, and since they know all about efficient sewing, why not learn a trick or two from them. In this video, I show five ways that I use an awl for sewing. And of course there are plenty more ways to use it, so I would love to hear your suggestions!
The small awl I’m using in the video is very similar to the tailor’s awl from Clover (Amazon affiliate link) and the larger awl is from a hardware store.
Want to see more in detail how I do the techniques I show in the video? Then check out my blog post Four ways to use an awl for sewing where I have collected my all awl tutorials!