Friday, May 27, 2011

Small Talk Starter

Inspired by this shop, I made my own tape measure lanyard. I use it at work and it gets a lot of attention - not a day goes by without someone asking me if I am on a diet (and am apparently obsessed with measuring my waist several times a day or so?), if they could order suits or if I would hem their pants! It's a great tool to start a conversation about sewing and why it's not only your grandma's favorite passtime:-) The lanyard is fairly easy to make: I just purchased a regular tape measure, shortend it as needed, added the swivel hook and fastened everything with a rivet.

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