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A Handy Tool for Inserting Elastic

When I use elastic for doll clothing, I always use 1/8 inch wide elastic. One reason that I use this width of elastic is because it fits through the eye of my favorite bodkin. This little gadget looks almost like a six inch needle. It has an eye at one end that is large enough to hold 1/8 inch elastic. The opposite end has a small ball instead of a point. The bodkin can pull the elastic through a casing in a few seconds.  I remember pulling elastic through a casing with a safety pin when I was a child. I thought that it was a slow and tedious chore. Now it is done so quickly that it is not a chore at all.

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