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What is it? - Few things are more essential to the sewing process than the hand sewing needle.  They were around even before thread and fabric.  Think about it.  Ancient ancestors used “pointed” objects to perforate animal hides so they could be laced together with cords.  It was only a matter of time until some smart cave person joined those pointed objects to the cords to save time. Apply technology and years later we have highly advanced, modern hand sewing needles that do basically the same thing.  But these evolved sewing tools now address specific needs of virtually every sewing genre including general sewing, appliqué, embroidery, ribbon embroidery, quilting, upholstery, tapestry, basting, beading, darning, tailoring, etc. and etc.  One thing has not changed though.  All of these needles have the smallest possible eyes through which to insert our thread.  The least favorite thing any hand sewer (and let’s face it, we’re all hand sewers at some point in every project) likes to do is thread those tiny little needles.  This problem is exacerbated by “mature eyesight”.  And it’s never timely.  You’re on a roll.  The end is in sight and that’s when we need to thread or re-thread our needle and it isn’t easy and it takes time away from what we really want to be doing.  And even with a good hand held needle threader we still have to insert that thin (sometimes hard to see) wire loop through the needle eye (hard to see) and then position the thread through that wire loop and then pull it all through the eye of the needle.  Workable but how can we make all of this infinitely easier?  How can we make it routine instead of dreaded?  Clover’s Desk Needle Threader is the how.


Art No. 4071 - 4073  Desk Needle Threader


 Art No. 4071 Desk Needle Threader (Purple)


 Art No. 4072 Desk Needle Threader (Green)


 Art No. 4073 Desk Needle Threader (Pink)


What does it do? In short it takes all of the frustration out of threading hand sewing needles. And who needs frustration?  Exactly.  The Desk Needle Threader is the absolute easiest way to thread hand sewing needles.  It is a standalone device that rests solidly on any table or flat surface near your work area.  Simply place the eye end of the needle into the threader (don’t worry, the eye will be aligned automatically), lay your thread across the slot next to the head of the needle and then press the lever down and release.  When you pull the needle out of the threader you will see a handy little loop protruding from the eye.  Grab it between finger and thumb and pull the thread all the way through the eye.  You’ve just threaded your needle in mere seconds.  No frustration. There’s even an included thread cutter so you don’t even need scissors.  What could be easier?  Just seconds and you’re back to your sewing project.




 1. Insert the thread and hold it gently.

 2. Insert the needle eye down into the needle hole.



3. Press the lever once.

*Press the lever softly while holding the thread gently.



4. Pull the needle.



5. Cut the thread.



What is it? – So much of what we do in sewing involves detail work. Quilting, fashion, home decor or accessories all are made better when we pay attention to even the most obscure details in the construction process. But this requires more than just paying attention. It means all of those little points, folds, creases or seams have to be perfect. Unfortunately when we’re sewing or pressing these details into place our fingers often go into harm’s way. Proximity to sharp needles and hot irons can be a real creative buzz kill. And even if we can save our fingers from perforation or pressing, they often obstruct our view of the sewing field and those all important details. But do not despair. Necessity is the mother of invention and over time we’ve developed “pointy” little instruments that substitute for our fingers. A tailor’s awl, crochet hooks, knitting needles, nail files, tips of tweezers, tapestry needles or even chop sticks enhanced with a pencil sharpener (really) have been used. They all perform some function (sort of) but nothing to really write home about. In an effort to enhance your creative process, Clover has developed the ultimate fabric manipulation tool to support any sewing or pressing functions that we might need to implement.  We call it the Hold It Precision Stiletto.


Art No. 7807

Hold It Precision Stiletto

What does it do?– At it’s very essence a sewing stiletto simply keeps us from getting our fingers where they shouldn’t be, in the path of an approaching sewing machine needle or right next to a hot iron.  Clover’s Hold It Precision Stiletto is designed to do just that and so much more. Constructed with a unique polymer resin it is both strong and heat resistant.  It is designed to be held comfortably in your hand. One end has a sharp, curved tip to allow easy fabric manipulation without obstructing your field of view. The other end has a silicon coated “grippy” tip beveled at the precise angle to enhance the friction that holds those detailed pieces in place as they are pressed into shape.  Using the Hold It Precision Stiletto we can position our fabric perfectly when sewing. This is especially useful when we’re sewing blocks together and need to make sure seam allowances lie flat as they feed under the presser foot, or when we can’t or don’t want to use pins to hold our fabric in place or when we’re sewing tiny blocks or when we’re manipulating pleated trims or when we’re matching fabric patterns or accomplishing any number of other sewing functions.  Same for the pressing station.  Because we can hold our fabric with precision while pressing, we can press open seams or press in points, creases. folds or other shapes quickly and correctly the first time.  No time consuming “do over’s” an no burns.






What does it do? – Using Clover tassel makers allows us to select from a variety of yarns, threads, cords or other fiber type materials to make the perfect size, shape and color tassel to compliment every project. The Clover Tassel Maker is available in two sizes.


Tassel Maker The Tassel Maker is available in two sizes, large and small.  The large tassel maker has preset finished tassel sizes of 6 cm, 7 cm, 8 cm, 9 cm and 10 cm. The small tassel maker has preset finished tassel sizes of 3 cm 4 cm and 5 cm. Simply select the size tassel desired and the fiber that you want to construct your tassel from and then follow the included instructions. The tassel maker allows you to wrap your fiber at the right length and then holds it while you tie it in place, attach the cord and then cut the free ends. Perfect tassels every time and you can do it with two hands instead of four. Quick and easy and you’re back to your project in no time.


Art No. 9940

Tassel Maker (Small)



Art No. 9941

Tassel Maker (Large)


-Selected Projects for Tassel Makers-

Accessories with Tassel


Tassel Pendant


Tassel Décor




What is it?– Fashion, fashion accessories, heirloom sewing, quilting and home decor. All of these projects are often one time or another blank canvases that are truly enhanced with the addition of the appropriate decorative pattern. Some of these pattern designs are professionally developed while others are original work we’ve created all by ourselves.  Beautiful, often meaningful patterns for sewing, quilting and embroidery. But they’re all usually on paper and we are not sewing on paper. How do we move them to our fabric in a manner that allows us to complete our project just as we’ve envisioned it? And what about fashion construction? All of those pattern markings. You know, the notches and points that help us match up the pieces of our garment precisely. How do we transfer all of them accurately to our cut fabric pieces?  Remember, sloppy is un-seamly. Oh, and don’t forget the darts. There’s nothing worse than uneven darts. So how do we do it, how do we accurately move our designs and marks from the paper source to our fabric destination? It’s easy. Clover has developed “Chacopy” Tracing Paper, a chalk-based tracing paper that allows us to transfer our sewing, quilting and embroidery patterns or fashion construction markings to our fabric with ease and precision. Just trace over the marks. It takes the tedium out of transfer.


Art No. 434

Tracing Paper “Clover Chacopy”


What does it do?- Clover Chacopy Tracing Paper is a single sided, chalk based tracing paper that enables us to easily and accurately transfer any paper based design or mark to our fabric.

Colors – Chacopy Tracing Paper is available as a set of five colors on individual 25 x 30cm sheets. All we have to do is select the color that contrasts enough to show prominently on our fabric. Colors included are: blue, green, red, white and yellow. One of those should meet any requirements we might come across. For complex patterns we can even use two or more colors.


Application – Chacopy Tracing Paper is easy to use. If we are transferring a design to our fabric we just need to lay the tracing paper face down on the right side of our fabric and place the design we’ve selected on the back of that. Using a stylus or a tracing wheel, simply trace over the design, transferring the chalk to our fabric. You may want to tape the design to the Chacopy Paper to keep it from moving while tracing. Keep in mind that if you’re going to hoop the fabric you’ll need to leave enough space around your design to accommodate that hoop. If we’re transferring the marks of a pattern to a cut pattern piece we simply lay the Chacopy Paper face up on a smooth surface.  Then lay the cut pattern piece on top of it.  Now the chalk surface of the paper is next to the wrong side of the fabric. Again, using a stylus or tracing wheel, simply trace over the pattern marks. They will be transferred to the wrong side of the fabric where you want them. Once our designs or marks are no longer needed we can simply wash them away. They don’t smear and they always wash out. One caution though.  As with any chalk based marker, ironing may make the marks difficult to remove. It’s always a good idea to test any marking on a scrap of your fabric before using.




What is it? – Thimbles in one form or another have been around a long as needles have. Ancient sewing artifacts include "press stones", the precursor to modern thimbles.  Almost 2500 years ago residents of the Mediterranean area were using more familiar shaped bronze thimbles. Why? Well, whether you're pushing a spike through animal hides or a hand sewing needle through a high thread count cotton fabric it still hurts your fingers. Over the years those crude press stones have evolved into the refined, task specific thimbles in use globally today. These thimbles have applications to embroidery, appliqué, quilting, beading, decorative top stitching, tailoring, or virtually anything else that involves a needle. It’s something that is essential to every sewing kit. In its basic form the thimble simply covers the finger to protect it from the eye-end of the needle. Most thimbles have dimples or even edges to keep the end of the needle in place as it is pushed through the fabric. Thimbles come in different shapes, sizes, construction materials and even combinations of materials and all to accommodate the requirements of the individual sewer. Feel, comfort and functionality are paramount in selecting just the right one.


What does it do? – The thimble is a very personal sewing tool. It's important that it provides the right comfort, feel and function. Clover has developed a range of thimbles that meet the requirements of the entire spectrum of sewing and craft applications.

Flexible Rubber Thimbles The new Flexible Rubber Thimbles can be best described as needle grippers! They can be worn on either your index finger or your thumb to grip the needle and finish pulling it through the fabric. Or if you’re working with heavy fabrics, you can wear the flexible thimbles on both the index finger and the thumb, allowing you to pull the needle through with so much ease. Available in two sizes.



Flexible Rubber Thimbles (Medium)



Flexible Rubber Thimbles (Large)


Natural Fit Leather Thimble Made of high quality leather with the seam sewn at the top of the finger and away from the needle action. This allows the sewer to push the needle with either the tip or side of the finger enabling amazing multi-directional flexibility for the most demanding techniques. It is very comfortable and allows a great sense of touch. Available in three sizes.


Natural Fit Leather Thimble (Small)




Natural Fit Leather Thimble (Medium)




Natural Fit Leather Thimble (Large)


Protect and Grip ThimbleConstructed with a metal tip to articulate with the needle and "vented" rubber sides to hold it in place on the finger. The metal tip has dimples to hold the needle head in place and a pronounced ridge around the top to provide extra holding should it be required. The vented rubber sides allow circulation to keep the finger cool. The compact size and weight of this thimble makes it a natural for detail work like hand quilting or appliqué. Available in three sizes.



Protect and Grip Thimble (Small)




Protect and Grip Thimble (Medium)




Protect and Grip Thimble (Large)


Adjustable Ring Thimble An adjustable metal ring thimble with dimples on the periphery. This is a very adaptable thimble used for any number of specialized techniques or requirements. One adjustable size.



Adjustable Ring Thimble


Adjustable Ring Thimble With PlateAn adjustable ring with a large dimpled plate. The ring allows positioning of the dimpled plate near the palm of the hand. Used primarily for sashiko or other techniques that require the use of long needles and multiple running stitches. One size.



Adjustable Ring Thimble with Plate


Double Sided ThimbleA leather thimble with a dimpled metal insert that wraps from the front around the tip to the other side. This allows the comfort of a leather thimble with the durability of a metal thimble. The wrap-around metal insert makes it adaptable to a wide variety of techniques and special requirements. One size.



Double Sided Thimble


Coin ThimbleA leather thimble made with a single dimpled metal insert. Allows the comfort and feel of a leather thimble with the durability and stability of a dimpled metal thimble. One size (medium).



Coin Thimble (Medium)


Open Sided Thimble An adjustable dimpled metal thimble with one side open. Cool, roomy and even accommodates longer finger nails. Dimples on three sides makes it adaptable to individual preference. Two sizes.



Open Sided Thimble (Small)




Open Sided Thimble (Medium)