Loop Turner


Regular price R 35.00

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This handy loop turner was designed to make turning bias into tubing much easier. Great for turning narrowtubing, this simple and handy tool slides through the bias tubing while the latch hook on the end catches the end of the fabric and pulls it through the tube.

It is made of stainless steel, which is durable and not easy to break, rustproof and serve for a long time.

  • Turn spaghetti straps, button loops, frog closures, string belts, Chinese ball buttons,  button loops and purse straps, shoulder straps 
  • Latch-hook end catches fabric to pull it through bias tubing
  • 26cm long

Tip from QUILTSEW: we also find that this tool is great for threading industrial embroidery machines as it makes it easier to pull the thread through tubes. 

Make sewing narrow tubes of fabric easy peasy!

If you ask sewers what they find the hardest to do while sewing – it’s likely this task will come up as it can be used for so many things like making spaghetti straps for sundresses and lingerie, ties or drawcords, fabric loops for buttons and fabric closures such as ball buttons and knot ornaments. Tackle these fabric tubes with a loop turner.

Some tips for turning……

  • If necessary, trim the top of the fabric tube first so there’s less bulk when you start turning the tube through.
  • If the tube is cut on-the-bias, it will be easier to turn through, because the fabric will stretch a little. 
  • Fine, slippery fabrics such as satin are easier to turn through too, because the fabric slides against itself.
  • The strips for making bias cut tubes need to be cut exactly on the bias, otherwise the seam will twist around the tube.
  • Do a test first on a short length of fabric to see if the tube is the correct width when it’s finished. You might need to adjust your stitching line or trim off some seam allowance to get the result you like.
  • Be extremely careful not to lose the fabric off the end of the loop turner. If this happens, push the loop turner back in and try and hook the end of it.  If you’ve only just started to pull it through, you could cut off the turned part and still use the rest. Otherwise, you will need to kiss it goodbye and start again!
  • Keeping a gentle tension on the hook as you pull the fabric through will stop this happening.