It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart.
Featured Tool: Wonder Tape by Dritz, part #: 21130
Connecting Threads Reviewer: Karen & Teri
What is Wonder Tape typically used for?
Teri: It is a double-sided transparent tape that disappears after washing.
Karen: It is a double-sided tape used to hold zippers in place and seams together before sewing.
What was your first impression of Wonder Tape?
Teri: I wasn’t sure about using it but was talked into it by a coworker who said after I used it to sew in a zipper I wouldn’t be afraid of zippers any longer.
Karen: What would I use this for? It just looks like a small roll of regular tape.
What was your experience like?
Teri: It was AMAZING! It made installing zippers a breeze. I’ve used it several times now with great success.
Karen: Great!! I loved it. I used it to hold a zipper in place on a small bag.
How long did it take you to learn how to use it?
Teri: Not long. The tutorial that Sue did walked me right through it.
What did you like best?
Teri: It was easy to use and it didn’t gum up my sewing machine.
Karen: That my zipper didn’t move when I sewed it on!! I have used this on every zipper I have sewn since.
What did you like least?
Teri: It can be a little difficult to get the other side off the tape without pulling it off the fabric.
Karen: I liked everything about it.
Why do you NEED it?
Teri: It holds the zipper in place perfectly while you sew it down. Much better than using pins.
Karen: I need it because zippers are now fun to sew.
Who would appreciate Wonder Tape most?
It would be perfect for:
- Beginner, intermediate, and expert quilters
- Anyone acquiring the essential quilting/sewing tools
Want to see it in action?
View our tutorial for Wonder Tape here!
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