Have you tried these products?

I just received the newest Home Sew Sewing and Craft Supplies catalog today and as I was looking through it, a few items caught my attention.
I haven’t tried them but was wondering if any of you have?


The first product is CHIZIMI SHRINKNG THREAD: It implies that when it is stitched into the fabric and then exposed to steam, it shrinks up 30% causing a slight puckered or shirred look. If you use it in the bobbin as well, it puckers up a little more. It says it works best with light weight fabrics. Anyone out there tried this?


The second item is called LUTRADUR – The Miracle Material and it seems like it really could be used for lots of things. It can be sewn, printed on using your ink-jet printer, painted on plus more. It would be great for totes or wall hangings. Has anyone tried this stuff?
I think I’d like to give this a try…


And the last item isn’t a fun one, but one that might help out my aching back after a day of bending over my sewing machine. It’s called the BODY RITE -Posture Pleaser and it’s a kind of “strappy back pack” looking device that keeps you from slumping your shoulders as you sew or craft. There is a little pouch that holds weights and I’m assuming it holds your shoulders back and won’t allow you to hunch over. It’s quite pricey at $43.95 so I’d really like some feedback on this one… anyone have it?


That’s all for today. My dear hubby is whisking me away for an anniversary shopping trip today. There is a fabric store that I have on my radar and he’s got a Harbor Freight Tool store in mind for himself. We both should be very happy at the end of the day!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne


  1. Linda Doyle says:

    Jeanne, it’s amazing to see what is out there these days to make sewing unique and fun! No, I don’t see things like this, I leave it to the “experts”, such as yourself!

    Happy belated anniversary to the two of you, and have a wonderful day!

  2. Thank you Linda,
    We did have a wonderful day! I have got to get busy sewing though… I know what I’m going to be doing the next few days… right after I get my house straightened back up… SEWING!
    Thanks for reading Linda,
    Blessings, Jeanne

  3. Sharon in Spain x says:

    I haven’t tried or even seen any of these products but all look very interesting. I tend to slouch quite a lot when I’m sewing, and no matter how many times I try to correct my posture when I notice I’m doing it, so I do it again and again. I nearly always end up with a burning sensation in my neck and aching shoulders.
    I’d be really interested to know what you find out about the posture correcting device.
    I hope you had a great anniversary weekend!
    Hugs Sharon in Spain x

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