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Measuring yourself

ClareInStitches

Measuring yourself
« on: December 07, 2019, 16:07:18 PM »
On the browse for sewing gifts, I came across this from Sewmesunshine.co.uk: A Self Measuring Tape.

https://sewmesunshine.co.uk/products/self-measuring-tape-sew-to-grow?_pos=1&_sid=3cde7aea7&_ss=r&mc_cid=a6f81a7fb9&mc_eid=bbd76b7a81

My first thought was, Oh That's a good idea. Second thought was, But can't you just use an ordinary tape measure? :)
This gadget might just possibly be more accurate. It looks like fun and isn't too expensive for a gift. On the other hand do I really need it..... ;)

 I might have to leave it up to Father Christmas to decide for me.

Helen M

Re: Measuring yourself
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2019, 16:16:14 PM »
I was looking at that too Clare. My thought was how many gadgets do we really need??
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SkoutSews

Re: Measuring yourself
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2019, 16:24:31 PM »
Hmm. Isn't this just a variation on a retractable reel tape measure? I remember my mother disliking them as they stretch with use and become inaccurate.

Renegade Sewist

Re: Measuring yourself
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 01:55:59 AM »
@SkoutSews this looks to be a fiberglass reinforced tape rather then just a fabric one. Mine, fiberglass reinforced, not self measuring is many years old and hasn't stretched a bit. It has holes where a  :meow: chewed it, but that's another matter altogether.

UttaRetch

Re: Measuring yourself
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 08:17:02 AM »
But can't you just use an ordinary tape measure? :)
Yep.  I'm not sold.  :\
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SkoutSews

Re: Measuring yourself
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2019, 09:11:29 AM »
@Renegade Sewist - that's interesting, I'll look for the fibreglass reinforced tapes in future, thanks.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Measuring yourself
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2019, 09:36:36 AM »
I recently bought a tape with a slide-y bit  that stays put at the correct length, so you don't have to try to keep your finger in the right place, cheaper, but not so much fun as this one looks  0_0

BrendaP

Re: Measuring yourself
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2019, 10:19:06 AM »
I have one of these which does make measuring yourself a bit easier.

I don't like the idea of that sew to grow thing relies on the casing for the first 5cm/2".
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Re: Measuring yourself
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2019, 16:29:19 PM »
@BrendaP I noticed that and thought, how can that be accurate?  ><
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