I’m not quite like Brandon, I know how to make a curve. Or have a curve. And I don’t really mind free-handing a curve when I’m tracing a pattern or ‘curing’ a line.
Truth is, I’ve never owned a sewing curve ruler! No particular reason, except perhaps that I learned to sew without one.
Some reasons I selected this particular ruler over others out there (in particular the Dritz Styling Design ruler, which is readily available in stores, whereas the Fairgate is pretty much an online order item).
The ruler is long, 24″ bottom to top – more importantly it has markings to 26″ on the curve and 20″ on the straight lines.
The markings are black, not red, which is much easier for me to read.
The top of the curve is tighter on the Fairgate – that extra bit might come in handy. One has to look at them together to see the difference:
I’m having such a good time today with my new ruler. And a bonus. While researching, I found a friendly site that offers a french curve template that can be downloaded, printed, and copied onto a suitable medium. A freebie and so organic!