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Chalk Hem Marker

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Struggle with Getting Your Hemlines Even?
Embarrased by
Wonky Hems ?
Here's How do it the easy way.



If you're looking at this Hem Marker, chances are...

  • You know how to finish hems on soft fabric, but the result isn't always straight.
  • You love to wear skirts you've made, but struggle to create even hems yourself.
  • You're sick & tired of trimming & unpicking failed hemming attempts  - there's got to be an easier way!

You're Not Alone. Most People have trouble with wonky hems - especially on soft & silky fabrics - because they seem to have a mind of their own.

That's where the headaches start. To get the billow-y soft fabric under control, you kept trimming the wonky bits away - until your skirt is too short. But it's still not right.

And of course - this happens when you go to wear it.
Holy Sh*t
- it wan't meant to be a mini skirt....



What if non-wonky hems could be done - easier than you think?

No more "bugger" from wasted efforts, and NEVER have failed attempts to unpick - ever again?

Often the hard part is to come up with exactly the right tool, for the right job, at the right price. Of course, there is no doubt that in order to create beautiful things, you need to practice.....

But the first step in creating professional finishing is having the right tools.


" This nifty hem marker is a simple device which doesn't take a long time to set up. In 10 mins, I was ready to mark all my hems for alterations!

Once I finish all the alterations, I plan to use it in conjuction with my mannequin and get on with making gorgeous outfits with all the vintage patterns I've collected over the years. Can't wait!"

- Christine, a Happy Customer


The Secret Weapon that takes the frustration out of hemming is a   Chalk Hem Marker.


This one has plastic components - at excellent value!


With this freestanding Chalk Hem Marker - your hemline can be altered without assistance from anyone else*.... and a perfect addition to your dress form too.

Because the chalk puffer deposits a thin line of chalk around your dress / skirt / coat at the desired hem height, at the same level off the ground - so you know the line is level parallel to the ground - that means you can kiss wonky hem lines good-bye!

Once you've created this chalk line, you will be ready to pin, baste and slip stitch or machine-sew your hem in place to a new finished length.
*As long as you stand perfectly straight, wearing the correcrt undergarment you intend to wear with the outfit, and also making sure that your outfit sits straight on you!




The Best Things about this Chalk Hem Marker are:

  • Easy to assemble and use - pop on the legs and you're ready for action!
  • Can be used by one person - perfect for when you don't have a helper handy.
  • Strong construction to last for years of sewing enjoyment.
  • BONUS: 1 x Refill Chalk sachet supplied - it will last you quite a while, and you can order more from us only when you've run out.


Would it Make a Huge Difference?
You Bet - Get One to Try Now.




 
"I bought my mum one of those chalk-puff markers and we used it together: one person puffed, the other turned around with the garment on.

If there was only one of us around, then we put the garment on our mannequin.

We got it to work pretty well because we make sure that while the person or mannequin turns, the marker stays put.

..... It's a handy tool to have around."

- Liz, a Happy Customer




So, what is a Chalk Hem Marker anyway?

If you have no idea what a Chalk Hem Maker is, you've probably never needed one. Until now.

You see, when you make your own clothes, marking a hem simply means taking a piece of chalk or a box of pins, using a tape measure, and marking the length of a hem all the way around a few centimeters apart.

And then try the garment on. Have a look in the morror....

If the length looks good, then you can finish the hems by hand stitching or whizzing it up on your sewing machine, depending on the fabric, the style, the occasion and personal preference.



Phew, that's one down.

Ready to wear now. Finally. Yay!


But... what if you have TONS of hems to take up.....??

You know, that (ever-growing) pile of newly bought skirts and dresses that only needed a little cut and nip to be fabulous, but you just never got around to doing the work or taking them to a tailor?

What if you're making a few outfits for your bridal party or dance troop?

Experienced seamstresses will probably agree that they just can't live without their trusty old hem markers - because having this gadget handy make the hemming process far less stressful and saves time too!


Imagine this:

You can be the best designer in town, but if your creation doesn't come with beautifully finished hems (trust me, people DO check), you've simply missed the mark of being a professional.... and who wants to be known as an amateurs anyway?!

Instead, picture your beautifully finished outfit - looking sexy - walking down the runway... with paparazzi snapping away in frenzy.....

Many old-school dressmakers will tell you that an invisiblely hand-stitched hem is the best choice because they are unobtrusive.

While others like the more conventional, machine stitched hems commonly found in store-bought clothing.

Either way, you'll need to mark the hem correctly before you can call your garment "perfect".

If you own a hem marker, you will achieve perfection easily, and quickly - so you can get on with other things - like looking gorgeous and feeling fabulous wearing your own handwork!

And you can proudly tell everyone: "I made it!"


Ready to Give it a Go?
Simply Add to Cart Now.




Bonus Tip: 


For BEST result, hang your garment overnight so that the fabric has enough time to relax and "drop". This is especially important with fine evening fabrics like silk and chiffon.

Then work on your hemming the next day when you know that fabric won't drop any further.

Oh, and pre-shrink your fabric BEFORE making your garment - assuming you're using washable fabric - is always a good idea too...


Got Hems to Finish?
Grab One & Expereince the Difference for Yourself.




How does this Hem Marker work?


Courtesy of Sally Ann - a clever Michigan-born designer, artist, & seamstress, who makes women's clothing and accessories using recycled fabric.....

.....you can see how she uses the hem marker to turn a vintage skirt into flattering length!


                        Before                                                              After


Image Credit: sallyannk on blogspot.


       

Marking the Hem

The best way to measure and mark a hem is to do so while the garment is ON the wearer, either by you, your client, a model, or a mannequin. How you measure will depend upon the type of garment being made.

Dresses and Skirts: Begin with a 3-centimeter or one-inch hem (you can add or reduce this as necessary, but this is a good measurement to begin with).

Long Coats and Jackets: the same method as Dresses and Skirts apply.

You should measure from the floor and make the hem parallel to the floor as well. This is where you will find our freestanding Chalk Hem Marker indespensable!

Here are some more tips and trick on marking hems that may not need to be parallel to the floor:

Sleeves: Because one arm is generally longer than the other, you'll need to measure both arms and adjust the hem accordingly. Turn up the hem so that it fits according to your preferences. 

Pants and Jeans: Again, one leg can be longer than the other, so measure both legs. You can make the hem parallel all the way around, or you can choose to make the back hem slightly longer than the front to cover or partially cover the heel of the shoe.

Trim: If you're shortening a garment, chances are you will need to trim excess material so that the hem is of a consistent length all the way around the garment. Remember: check twice, cut once! Accurate marking means accurate trimming.... you can always trim excess away but fabric doesn't grow back.


Can't Wait to Try?
Why Not Order One Right Now.


" These chalk markers have been around a long time, and I've always found them useful.

They work well and it is possible to mark a hem without help from another person.... just remember to stand up straight while you do it."

- Bev, an Experienced Dressmaker




  




Grab yours now and you can experience:

  • Perfectly Even Hems - Done Quickly & Easily.
  • Save Time and Get your project done - already!
  • Do it Right in the first place - so you can Avoid Unpicking :-)
  • A sense of achievement , because you've solved your own problem.
  • No more frustration - just you and your beautiful results!
  • Be proud and tell everyone: "I made this!"


So the Only Question is:
Should you get just ONE for yourself,
or Grab a Second one for a friend?




Simply Click Add to Cart & Get Yours Now!




Warranty


Does this product come with Warranty?


Yes, Definitely!

The Manufacturer's Warranty is 1 Year (12 months), covering faults and defects due to manufacturing.

It's a Return-to-Base Warranty. All warranty claims will be assessed by the Official Australian Distributor.


Please take a close look as soon as you received the product, because the Manufacturer's Warranty does not cover any accidental breakages, misuse, or wear-and-tear.

Should you have any questions or concern, we're happy to give you a hand in providing guidance and go through some troubleshooting with you.

Because our products have been through QA at the factory, you most likely won't need to raise a warranty claim at all - shop with confidence!


Simply contact us if you have any issues, and we will give you more details. Easy!


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Before Buying?


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And Enjoy Your Next Sewing Adventure!



Easy Returns - 60 Days Money Back

Still Not Sure? That's Okay.

We understand. Because sometimes it's hard to know if you really want something, right?

Especially when shopping online!

That's why we provide 60 Day Money Back Easy Returns* to support you.

Because we know sewing - but You Know Best :-)


Your No-Worries
~ 60 Day ~
100% Money Back Guarantee...


Your purchase from us comes with our 60-Day Easy Returns option!*

In the unlikely event if it doesn't work for you in any way, simply contact us. You have sixty (60) days to try things out.

There's no rush. Take your time.


Beacuse we want you to have plenty of time to feel absolutely certain that you're enjoying what you've chosen!

If you're not 100% happy - simply let us know and return the item in brand new condition, including all original packaging intact.

We will send you a full refund (excluding postage) promptly and courteously - No Worries!


 Ready to Give it a Go?
Simply Add to Cart Now.

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Payment to Suit You


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Just so we can get your item to you ASAP, we ask that you complete payment within 5 working days from committing to buy.

Please let us know by email if you would like to make other arrangements, such as waiting to purchasing other items for combined postage or waiting for pay day.


PayPal - We reccomend payment via PayPal because it is fast, easy and secure. Simply choose PayPal when you check out.
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Shop Now, Pay Later - Want it NOW and can't wait til pay day? No worries. Just use Afterpay or zipPay when you check out. They will look after your installments, and we send your order now!

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Layby - If you're happy to wait, our good old-fashioned Lay-by is easy and stress-free. Simply choose Direct Deposit at checkout, transfer the first instalment (a quarter is ideal), and send us a quick email to confirm your layby. We'll send your goods when it's all paid in full.

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Credit Cards - To pay with Visa or Master Card, please choose Credit Card as your payment method when you check out. Nice and secure.
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For American Express, make sure you choose PayPal and follow their prompt to checkout with your AMEX card (instead of PayPal funds). You don't need to have a PayPal account to do this.
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Bank Transfer - Choose Direct Deposit as your payment option and our bank details will be made available to you on checkout.

NOTE: Please use your name with a post code as Bank Reference when making payment. If you have an order reference starting with "N", you can use that one.
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Remember to send us a quick email whenever you've done a Bank Transfer, so we can keep an eye on your payment!


IMPORTANT: Because your order is processed promptly once funds are cleared, there won’t be time to make changes to shipping details, So When You Complete Checkout please help us by double checking we have the following:

  • Correct Physical Address. Most of the time PO Box is fine, though we may ask you for a physical address if we end up using a courier instead of Aust Post.
  • Phone Number for the delivery driver.
  • Any Special Delivery Instructions.

Order Now - Before You Miss Out!
Delivery


Now, Let's Get Your Order On Its Way To You!

 


How long will it take to receive my order?

All fully paid orders placed by 5pm Monday to Thursday will be processed overnight and ready to send by our warehouse - normally the next day or following business day.

Orders placed on Friday and Weekends will be processed on Sunday night - because our warehouse operates Monday to Friday except Public Holidays.

Once it leaves our warehouse, the actual time frame is up to the delivery services. This can vary depending on your location and road conditions.

Any delivery time estimates shown are estimates only - so please use it as a guide line.

You'll receive a few email updates from our system as your order progresses, so please stay tuned on these!



secure paymentHow will my order be sent?

We use a dispatch system that works out the most efficient way to send your order.

This way the postage works out fair and reasonable, and your parcel reaches you quickly as well - because we know you can't wait!
 
 
That means your parcel may reach you by either Courier or Aust Post.

In general, larger items tend to be delivered by couriers, while small items tend to go by Aust Post.



How is my postage calculated?

Great question.

Depending on weight and dimension, some times we are able to do Flat Rate across Australia, so the postage is the same no matter where you are.

Other times we use the Built-in Calculated system provided by Aust Post, and your postage is calculated based on YOUR location.



Can I get it delivered to my P.O. Box?

Depends on the item (and its dimensions), because Aust Post have size restrictions and couriers are NOT allowed to deliver to a P.O. Box.

Please check with us when in doubt.

If you have nominated a P.O. box, and the item is within Aust Post size, then it will go by Aust Post. Most of the time, this is the case.

When your item is too big, or being sent directly from our supplier, then we need you to provide a physical address so we can send a courier.



Can I get my order sent to a different delivery address? 

Your sure can!

When you check out, you can choose to ship your order to your billing address or a different address.

Simply choose the second option, and then fill in the shipping address of where you want you parcel sent.

Please double check we have Your Correct Address so your order can find its way to you!




What if courier services are not available in my area?

Some locations are outside of courier services....

In these cases we CAN arrange for your order to be deliverd to your local post office.

But please provide us with a street address (street number & name) - even if it is the only Post Office in town - as if it is an office address.

A phone number would help too - this will avoid delays.



What if I need my order urgently?

No worries, we will do our best. Just let us know.

Please give us as much notice as possible - especially for special occasions like birthdays!

In most cases, we CAN arrange an upgrade from Regular Post to Express Post for a little extra.

Please contact us first so we can update your invoice to show the correct amount.



Do you offer combine shipping?
I want to order more than one item...


Sure! Please "Add to Cart" for all the items you want and let the system work it out for you.

If you're unsure, let us know. A quick message is all we need.
 
 
This way we can double check the postage for you. Simple!




Can I pick up my order?

No. Sorry - unless you're picking up furniture directly from our supplier.

Because most of our items are located in a commercial warehouse - with NO public acess.

There is no shop front - because that's how we can pass on the savings to you!



Some useful things you might want to know:
 
    • Combined Shipping - We are happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases based on the combined weight and dimensions of your items, so add what you like to cart as you go, and check out our shop to see what else you like... you never know what you might find!
       
    • All items we sell are Stored in a Clean and Smoke Free Environment so You can Rest Asured they will be In Top Condition when they arrive at your place.
       
    • Packaging & Sending - All your items will be packed well and we do everything we can to make sure you package arrives safely. In the unlikely event something does go wrong with your package, please contact us via email. We do our best to resolve any concerns.
       
    • Prompt Shipping - Your package will be sent to you promptly once payment is cleared. In most cases it will be dispatched the next business day.
       
    • Packaging Materials - We endeavour to support "green policies" and recycle clean packaging materials whenever possible. Brand names on packaging material may not necessarily match the content.
 
 
!!! IMPORTANT !!!
The Courier Needs Your Phone Number


When you're completing check-out please make sure your best day time phone number is included - because the courier requires a phone number.

Generally they may never ring you -  and they tend to just turn up anyway. But their office needs to have your phone number on file for "just-in-case".

If you have any special delivery instructions, please let us know.

It is best to providing these details by sending us a quick message - this means your parcel will be dispatched to you faster.



 
 Act Now and We'll Get It To You ASAP!


 
Why Shop With Us?

Because we're here for you.
and your sewing needs.


Sew Much Easier is founded by a sewists, for fellow sewist :-)

We're a surprisingly small team that put a great deal of thoughts into what we do and how we do it. We stock only a handful of curated sewing goodies - each one carefully hand picked and tested ourselves.

Everything we stock only make it to our online store if we absolutlely LOVE them - for our own sewing. Because we're only interested in handing over what YOU would be happy with.



Hi, I'm Shelley.


I confess that I'm a fabric addict. And I love nothing more than geeking out over the ins-and-outs of sewing machines - and all the bits that come with it. Presser feet are my specialty :-)

I've been sharing my passion of sewing all my life - with a career in fashion design and patchwork teaching - and now I serve fellow sewist everywhere by delivering sewing goodies to your door. And that's only the beginning.

Long after your first purchase - whether it's a sewing machine, dressmakers dummy, or some bobbins - we'll be there to celebrate your joy in the simple act of making something by hand.

Simply drop us a line and...

we'll be there whenever you need help. Any time.





xoxox


P.S.  I know you're a savvy shooper. And you understand the value of Buy Well, Buy Once.

Because you want to be 100% confident in the quality of your purchase, so that you can be 100% confident in your sewing!

That's Why...

I'd like to make sure You are 100% Happy - so take your time, take a couple of months - get to know your sewing goodies from us.

And in case you change your mind - No Worries. Because shopping online should be stress-free!

Give it a Go Today. You'll be glad you did. So, Go Ahead!


P.P.S.
  Join Thousands of Happy Sewists Australia-wide, and be part of our caring creative community. Contact me (Shelley) any time for technical advice or anything sewing related.

Stay in touch - I'm here for you :-)


Last but Not Least...

When you've made something with goodies from us...
Remember to send me a photo.

Because I'd LOVE to see Your Work!




Got a Question?


Contact UsWhere Are We?

While Melbourne is our home, most of our goodies are kept in a commercial warehouse in Sydney. They aren't open to the public and there's NO shop front.

That means for most items...
We are Not Able to Offer Pick Up. 

Instead we provide fast & low cost delivery to your door :-)

The Only Exception is for Furniture - pick up can be arranged from the supplier directly.



Would you like more information on this item?

Can we clarify anything else for you at all?

Please feel free to Call 1300 88 11 59

or Send Us a Message anytime.

 

 
 


Your message will be responded to ASAP, usually within 24 hours and during business hours, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Australian Eastern Standard time.

In case the phone line is busy - please leave a clear message with your contact number (including area code) and we'll call you back. Cheers!


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