In this recent post I told you my method for making handles for purses or totes. I use one of my favorite sewing tools, the Fasturn. The Fasturn is a slick as snot tool for making fabric tubes. My handles start off as a fabric tube and I then insert a piece of belting.
Well, thanks to the power of google, David Graham found my blog entry and contacted me. David’s father, Don Graham invented the Fasturn. David credits both his parents for the incarnation of the Fasturn. His mom needed a tool for making fabric tubes and she asked her husband to come up with something and the Fasturn was born! How cool is that! The Fasturn became a cottage industry and is now a business called The Crowning Touch. All those Fasturns are made in the USA, made in Oregon. The website has several other sewing items too.
David has asked me to extend an offer to my fellow bloggers. If you ring him up, 800-729-0280 and mention my blog, he will give you a 30% discount on their products. FAB!
The story of Don Graham and the Fasturn reminded me of a book I read several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed. I enjoyed it so much I went back to the library yesterday and got it so that my daughters can read it. The title is "Mother’s of Invention: From the Bra to the Bomb, Forgotten Women and Their Unforgettable Ideas" . The book is about women like Betty Nesmith who invented Liquid Paper and was the mother of Michael Nesmith. (you are dating yourself if you remember who that is!)
So don’t miss that last train to Clarksville and check out the Fasturn and the Mother’s of Invention read at your local library.