Other Design Aids

Cochenille offers an assortment of other design-aids which assist you in your creative endeavors.

Hurth ruler

HurthRuler
Ursula Hurth, owner of Home Atelier in Germany, has developed a measuring tool which facilitates the measuring process of your body and of finished garments. It involves three rulers that all work together. You can easily square the rulers off to each other, and measure lengths, widths, and depths. You can also measure the angles of slopes.
PDF file on How to use the Hurth Ruler

Measuring Made Easy

Measuring-Made-Easy
Measuring Made Easy offers a standard measuring tape and a special measuring tape that allows you to take accurate measurements of your body. The special tape has a ‘0’ in the center of them, which makes it easy to measure in two directions. This makes it simple to determine front vs. back, or left vs. right measurements, including front vs. back crotch measurements. A complete manual gives additional measuring tips.

Color Pak

Color-aid
This Color Pak of 314 color swatches is small enough to carry with you in a purse or pocket. Use the book to find the closest match when you see a color or color combination that you like. Each swatch has a number on the back, which allows you to record the color. This is an excellent Design Tool for any creative project. Key Ring Sold Separately.

Color Pak Special

Color-aid
As part of our current Special, Cochenille Staff has included the key ring and took the time to mix the colors in RGB and we make this available with the Color Pak purchase. Look up the RGB formula on this chart for any color in the pak.

This Color Pak of 314 color swatches making it easy to transport. Use the book to find the closest match when you see a color or color combination that you like. Each swatch has a number on the back, which allows you to record the color.


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Color Tool


This is a great tool for aiding your choice of colors. It is easy to use.. 1. Start with your desired color card 2. Choose one of the color scheme options 3. Find the corresponding companion color cards to create the perfect color combination. Includes CMYK and RGB formulas, plus Hex numbers for website design


Kandi’s Handi Iron

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Kandi’s Handi-Iron is a compact iron perfect for pressing quick jobs right by your sewing machine. This little iron is great for sewing, quilting, crafts and more. It collapses for easy storage, which makes it perfect for travel. The Handi Iron has adjustable temperature settings that ranges from linen to nylon and has a non-stick coated sole. *10 ounces *240 Watts Related Item: Kandi’s Ironing Mat

Kandi’s Ironing Mat

Handi Mat
Kandi’s Xpress Mat is perfect for quilt blocking and small craft jobs. This quality double-sided pressing mat is both heat and scorch resistant. Measuring 15” x 15” inches is folds up making it perfect for travel. The mat displays centimeters and inches, with quilting angle guides at 30°, 45°, and 60° degrees.

Expanding Sewing Gauge

Expanding Sewing Gauge
Expanding Sewing Gauge The SemiFlex Expanding Sewing Gauge allows for fast and accurate measuring. It’s quick and easy for a multitude of uses. Perfect for Buttons, Buttonholes, eyelets, Tucks, Pleats, Smocking and Shirring. Expanding arms measure from 3/8″ to 3 3/8″.

Buttonhole Cutter

Buttonhole Cutter
Buttonhole Cutter 3 Piece Set Nifty Notion’s Buttonhole Cutter set is perfect for making clean and precise cuts for buttonholes. Pierce through textiles and onto a delightful apple shaped wooden block to help to guard surfaces. For a basic buttonhole use the 12mm flat blade and the 3mm circular cutter for eyelets.

Dritz Loop Turner

loopturner
Dritz Loop Turner is an easy and handy way to turn bias into tubing, measuring 9.5 inches in length with a hooked end. Perfect for making shoulder straps, purse straps, belt loops and Chinese ball buttons.

Key Ring

KeyRing
Cochenille’s Key Ring will help you “keep it together”. Whether you’re using our Yarn Inventory Cards, Color Pak or have a stack of loose swatches, this ring is a great way to stay organized.
• Metal Ring
• 6″ Diameter