The SimFlex Expanding Sewing Gauge gives you fast and accurate measuring. It's quick and easy to use. It works in sewing, arts and crafts, and even gardening and cake decorating.
Directions: Lay the SimFlex over your garment (or craft). Expand it to the desired length for perfectly measured, equal distances and accurate spacing. Flex the gauge, so that each straight piece is the same desired distance apart at points. Check with a straight ruler and adjust if necessary.
Marking buttons, buttonholes, hooks, eyes and snaps - SimFlex gauge to the desired distance between buttons or buttonholes. Using the points and slots on the gauge mark the position for buttons and buttonholes with chalk or washable marker.
When shirring, smocking, skirt and dress pleats - Stretch the gauge to the distance desired between gathers when shirring or smocking, stretching it so that each point is exactly the some distance apart. With chalk or washable marker use slots in the gauge to mark the sewing line.
Drapery, pleats, tucks and gathers - Flex gauge to the desired distance between folds and tucks. With chalk or washable marker use slots in the gauge to mark the sewing line.