5 Stars By Joshua and Steph on 2016-08-19
Very cool notion
This is really cool. I wish I had known a a long time ago that this existed. My only constructive criticism is that the measurements that are on this are not the same typical measurements that are used in sewing. I still found it very useful; it's particularly useful for pattern tracing when you need to adjust a pattern or transfer it to a new sheet of pattern paper. In the latter example I use carbon paper to transfer the patterns using this tracing wheel.
5 Stars By Anthony D. Kirkedhall on 2016-06-23
I use a huge foam poster board that I got from Walgreens as a backer as it really helps in making the making the grooves made by
Really, really, really helps with adding seam allowance. However, you cannot apply excessive force during usage or it could break. I use a huge foam poster board that I got from Walgreens as a backer as it really helps in making the making the grooves made by the tool show up nicely on the pattern paper. If you apply appropriate pressure, it will last a long, long, long time. This is my second one in years! I love it!!!!!!!!
4 Stars By L. J. Campbell on 2014-08-26
Great for making your own patterns from your RTW clothes
This is in metric, rather than Imperial units, so my 5/8 inch seam allowance will be a bit wider than 5/8". However, this is the only double tracing wheel I'd been able to find. Kenneth King uses it in his "Jean-ius" Craftsy class, where he teaches how to create a pattern from your favorite pair of jeans, and make a muslin, adjust fit issues, and make the final new "clone" jeans. All without having to take apart the original jeans (aka, you don't sacrifice the fave pair). I am loving that class, and wanted this easy way to add a seam allowance to the pattern (pre-muslin and post-muslin patterns). The other reason I took off a star, is that the handle is NOT ergonomic, sadly.
3 Stars By Melody Hollis on 2018-04-26
I'm a little disappointed that there isn't a way to get a 5/8" seam as that's pretty common in garment patterns. At least I couldn't figure out how to. I played around with using different slots and couldn't get 5/8 no matter where I put them.
4 Stars By Amanda H on 2012-10-06
Simple enough to figure out without detailed instructions. An accurate way to trace a pattern outside the cut line to add a size or two to a commercial pattern that the largest size printed is a size too small. Hint: Measure the amount of extra space needed and center on the center hole, spreading each wheel out from there half the amount needed. Also works as a single wheel tracing tool with the extra wheel removed.
4 Stars By Trotwood on 2015-07-13
A little wobbly, but good!
A decent double tracing wheel for my beginner sewing needs. The wheels are a little wobbly so it's not totally exact in tracing sometimes, but the variation is slight enough not to matter to me. I do like the way the wheels can be turned to store flat, but lock into place when it is being used. A handy tool to have for making adjustments to patterns!
5 Stars By D. Koher on 2012-08-31
Clover double tracing wheel
I like this product. I bought this to trace Burda patterns which do not include seam allowances. With the double wheel, I can trace the cutting line and add my seam allowance in one pass. The points aren't so sharp that they damage the pattern I'm tracing. I found it easy to use and I'm happy to have it in my collection.
I used this on a pattern with a roll of 24"x24' of transfer paper (Jack Richeson & Co) I found at a local art supply store. I've also tried it with the saral transfer paper but that roll is only 12" wide.
5 Stars By Marie-elena Baker on 2018-06-15
My newest favorite notion for sewing!
I was happy to find this "double tracing wheel". I have been sewing for over 50 years and have never seen one like this ! i makes tracing patterns, etc. that DON"T have seam allowances SO easy to trace and cut out. different choices for placement of the little wheels..very versatile.
5 Stars By Afua on 2014-09-18
Helps with accuracy in pattern cutting
After using this for the first time I wondered as a former fashion student, a present designer and craft maker, how I managed to survive without it! Now I can mark both seam and cutting lines with ease on fabric (with the help of tracing paper of course) and hence have more accuracy in cutting. I feel even more confident in pattern cutting and it is a nice feeling. Would highly recommend for any designers, seamstresses, tailors, quilters, anyone in the creative field who is serious about accuracy in pattern cutting.
5 Stars By Gal Noir on 2014-11-18
Works like a charm
Don't know why I didn't notice this baby before. It works way better than the two pencils held 5/8" apart with a rubber thingy that I was using. It's great for adding or subtracting seam allowances, and it allows you to use several different widths. Makes Burda magazine patterns easier to tame. I haven't used it a lot of times since I bought it, but when I have it's worked wonderfully. Makes removing, then adding back seam allowances on the pattern for a Chanel-like jacket much less scary. I highly recommend it for garment sewers.