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: