Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but, everytime I try to use the sew easy tool the head twists to the side and pops off. After examining it closer, I don't think rightys would have this problem b/c of the angle they would be coming in at. Anyone else have this problem and have some tips for me?
I'm a lefty too. I bought the sew easy and several heads. I've effectively used it one time and not too pleased with it. The heads haven't popped of, but I have problems getting strait lines. Not one of my best purchases.
One of my dd's is left-handed. She had the same problem with it and we took it back to the store.
I went to their website http://weronthenet.com/sew_easy and at the bottom of the page I printed off the .pdf of the stitches. I then placed a transparency over the .pdf and used a transparency marker to mark where all the holes for the different stitches would be. I used my punch to create the same holes in the transparency. I used a sharpie to connect the dots, so the stitch type would be obvious and then printed the name of the stitch beside the 6" line. It was a two-hour project.
Hope all that makes sense. Now, when we want to get the stitched effect we just pull out the transparency template. It looks virtually the same.
I use a ruler to slightly lean against to get a straight line. Also, I found it works best with my old Coluzzle mat underneath and then I hardly have to push at all and it works great! But, I am right handed. But, maybe try those things.
I'm ambidextrous, but I predominately use my right, after seeing this I gave the sew easy a shot with my left hand and I had the same issues-if I went super slow it was alright, but the holes got a bit wonky that way. But there must be a best of both worlds...
I am ambidextrous also and I haven't had any issues with it. It might be the way you hold your wrist? As for getting the straight lines...I use a ruler or my bo bunny curvy ruler if I do not want a straight line.
I have no problem getting the line straight, and from what I hear it's pretty common that it might not punch all the way though multiple layers, but I'm still finding that I have to hold my wrist in a funny position to make it stay in place. Oh well, I still like the tool, but hopefully they will improve the design in the future. Thanks for the feedback, everyone.
I'm not a lefty, so I can't speak to that. I just bought the tool used and finally tried it out. The crookedness was something I knew I was going to have issues with. I use the Martha Stewart t square ruler. It's supposed to be used with her rotary cutter. The head of the Sew Easy fits perfectly with it. I made my scallop stitches perfectly straight. It's discontinued here, but you might be able to find something similar to use.
I have the same issues withthe Sew Easy. Iws actually thinking about writing a letter to WRMK and telling them of my issues and suggest that maybe they look into making a line of sew easy handles for lefties.