Buttoneer is a sewing aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity and grasping disabilities, arthritis, low vision or amputation. This lightweight device fastens buttons and makes minor sewing repairs using fasteners, The device is operated with a gentle squeeze; no threading is necessary. The nearly invisible fasteners won't unravel and are washer, dryer, dry cleaning, and ironing safe. The set includes one Buttoneer with Needle Guard, 50 fasteners, 10 buttons, and ins
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized free-standing caddy for sewing and knitting supplies for elderly individuals with heart problems and osteoarthritis. This individual had previously used a fabric storage bag fitted onto her favorite chair for her supplies. Her mobility needs changed and she obtained a new recliner-type chair and the bag no longer worked with this chair. A free-standing caddy was suggested to solve this problem. A wooden caddy with two posts an
-DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To stabilize needles for threading. Corks can be used to stabilize needles during threading. Applying purchased self-adhesive cork circles to each end of a spool of thread creates a ready-to-use needle stabilizer. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Paskin, N. TITLE: Put a Cork on It! JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 34 no. 1, Spring 2002: p. 26. PAGES: 1 2002.
The Lighted Seam Ripper with Magnifier is a sewing aid designed for use by seniors and individuals with low vision. This device has a 4X magnification lens on a rotating arm and bright LED light. POWER: Uses batteries (included). DIMENSIONS: 5.5 inches long.
The Low Vision Tactile Tape Measure is a sewing aid designed for use by individuals with low vision. This tape measure large and small raised eyelets which run along the tape at intervals guide the user. Double eyelets mark every foot. DIMENSIONS: The tape is 5 feet long. Large and small eyelets alternate every 0.5 inch.
Sewing Needle Threader is a device that helps people with arthritis, limited mobility, or swollen fingers to sew. With this sewing needle threader, the user puts the thread into the slot and then press to feed through.
The Snag Lite is a lighted sewing aid designed for use by individuals with low vision, arthritis, or fine motor disabilities or seniors. This device assists with repairing snags in fabric and features a built-in LED light and a protective cover. POWER: Uses batteries (Included). Replacement batteries are available.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a wheelchair user to operate a sewing machine from her wheelchair. The tray was made of plywood with a lip on the front three sides to prevent thread and other items from rolling off. The tray fits into the mount of the existing wheelchair tray, but also rests on the wheelchair arms which bear most of the weight of the machine. The attachment of the existing mount stops the tray from tipping forward with the weight of the machine. The tray was designed to f