I was just about to give an update on coat when I received some good news. I was notified by my Girl Mad14kt (who just started a new sewing blog) of an Ebay auction for a Velvaboard & Clapper combo just a couple of days ago. Well I've been wanting a Velvaboard FOREVER and it's been on my Christmas list since 2009 when I began my blog. They're not even made by June Tailor anymore (I know because I called the company myself). The next best thing would be a Needleboard but I really didn't want to shell out the $70 or so bucks for it. I know in truth that you don't have to have a Velvaboard or Needleboard when sewing with napped fabric. You can easily use a towel or a big piece of the fabric you're working with to iron onto. Well I love to collect gadgets so not having one was out of the question. The only real question was "where was I going to get one"?
Well I bid on the auction and WON!!!! Yayyy!!! Two years later and I finally score a Velvaboard. As a bonus the Velvaboard was being sold with a "Talon" brand point presser & clapper. I already own a point presser & clapper but heck, I could put another one to use. So for $20 and $6 expedited shipping I was able to get both items. What a deal! So although I'm a few days behind on finishing my January coat (I'll explain in my next post) I'm SO happy that I finally won a Velvaboard. Thanks sooooo much Mad14kt for the heads up!!! Now I can hopefully proceed with plans to sew some corduroy pants before it get's warm.