At first glance, you’d think it might only be for measuring button/button hole spacing. While it is PERFECT for measuring accurace spaces for buttons and buttonholes, it has many other uses.
The SimFlex Expanding Sewing Gauge is great for use in shirring and smocking. Simply flex the gauge to the distance desired between the gathers when shirring or smocking, mark the sewing lines with chalk or washable marker.
This sewing gauge can also be used for measuring pleats, tucks and gathers in draperies and skirt and dress pleats.
For the quilters, this gauge can be used to mark several bias or straight strips at a time.
This sewing tool costs $15.95 and is available from SewWithSarah.com. The sewing tool comes with complete instructions for the various uses of the product.
I would highly recommend this tool. The time saved by getting instant and accurate measuring distances for such a variety of applications makes it well worth the money spent on it.