10 Best Sewing Marking & Tracing Tools

List Updated May 2021

Bestselling Sewing Marking & Tracing Tools in 2021


RJHome Perfect 4mm Leather Paper Cloth Sewing Wheel Needle Point Tracing Wheel (1PACK)

RJHome Perfect 4mm Leather Paper Cloth Sewing Wheel Needle Point Tracing Wheel (1PACK)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Material: Wood Handle and Metal
  • Size: Approx.(L*D) 7.3" X 0.9", please refer to our picture 4
  • Nice and sharp:The needle points are very sharp, very solid sturdy piece. Easy to use. Tighten the screw will work better when you find there is too much space and it allows the wheel to wobble. Making it give you a straight line for rolling.
  • Suitable for fabric: sewing wheel tool perfect for leather, paper and cloth, can also be used for quilting.
  • Package Included: 1 x tracing wheel

Dritz 745 Serrated Tracing Wheel

Dritz 745 Serrated Tracing Wheel
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • This tracing wheel will transfer markings through a double thickness of most fabrics
  • Use with tracing paper to transfer pattern markings for darts, pleats, tucks, pockets and buttonholes to fabric
  • For marking lightweight, delicate & pile fabrics

3 x Multi-color Tailor's Chalk Pens - White Red and Blue - Water Soluble Ink for Cloth and Fabrics Sewing, Arts and Crafts Tracing and Stitching

3 x Multi-color Tailor's Chalk Pens - White Red and Blue - Water Soluble Ink for Cloth and Fabrics Sewing, Arts and Crafts Tracing and Stitching
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • NO MORE MESS - With these pens there is no chalky residue all over your clothes, fabrics, fingers, tools, or work space. They don't crumble and break to create the usual mess.
  • MULTI-COLOR SET - You get three different colors in each pack: white, blue, and light red. This combo was selected specifically to work with most shades and tints.
  • WATER SOLUBLE - Removing your markings is just as easy as applying them. Simply wipe away with a damp cloth or sponge OR let the the markings evaporate within 48 hours.
  • NON-TOXIC - Do not worry, there are no toxic or harmful chemicals present in our pens and there is no danger of inhaling any powdery residue, which is a hazard of regular chalk.
  • 100% MONEYBACK GUARANTEE - The only advantage of actual chalk over these pens is that everyone knows chalk. Well, no worries there. If you give these a try and don't like them for any reason, you will simply get your money back.

VNDEFUL A Box(12PCS) Assorted Colors Water Soluble Pencil Tracing Tools for Tailor's Sewing Marking And Students Drawing

VNDEFUL A Box(12PCS) Assorted Colors Water Soluble Pencil Tracing Tools for Tailor's Sewing Marking And Students Drawing
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Color clear, distinct, strong tinting strength
  • Chooses high grade lumber light and easy to grip, not easily broken
  • Hexagonal pencil, grip is comfortable
  • Pencil lead soft hard moderate, fine brushwork, transitional nature
  • Package included:A BOX=12PCS diffrent color pencil

LUTIONS 5 Pcs Assorted Colors Pencil Sewing Mark, Tailor's Marking and Tracing Tools (Blue Red Black White Yellow)

LUTIONS 5 Pcs Assorted Colors Pencil Sewing Mark, Tailor's Marking and Tracing Tools (Blue Red Black White Yellow)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • 5pcs diffrent color sewing mark pencil
  • Used to mark when you cut the fabric and sew the garments
  • Mark on cloth, paper, timber , plastic etc
  • Make marking on fabric and draft patterns ever easier
  • Ideal for professional tailor and home tailoring

MagiDeal Serrate Edge Pattern Tracer Tracing Wheel Tailor Dressmakers Marker Fabric Sewing Tools

MagiDeal Serrate Edge Pattern Tracer Tracing Wheel Tailor Dressmakers Marker Fabric Sewing Tools
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Makes dotted marking on most fabric, useful tool for tailor and dressmaker.
  • Good for transfer markings from pattern onto fabric with or without tracing paper, this sewing tool also makes slotted perforations
  • Material: Steel
  • Length: Approx. 17cm/6.69inch
  • Distance between holes: Approx. 4mm/0.16inch

BENECREAT 12PCS 6 Color Water Soluble Pencil Tracing Tools for Tailor's Sewing Marking And Students Drawing

BENECREAT 12PCS 6 Color Water Soluble Pencil Tracing Tools for Tailor's Sewing Marking And Students Drawing
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • PACKAGE INCLUDE: 12pcs Water Soluble Pencil Tracing Tools, 6 colors (2pcs/color)
  • MEASUREMENT: Pencil size about 170cm long, 8mm thick; Box Size: 17.5x5.5.2cm
  • 6 COLOR: Yellow, White, Green, Blue, Red, Black
  • HIGH QUALITY: Chooses high grade lumber light and easy to grip, not easily broken ! It is made of Paper Wrapped with Tear String - DOES NOT NEED TO BE SHARPENED!
  • WIDE APPLIATION: Tailors chalk has sharp edges for drawing fine lines and is ideal for temporarily marking felt, straw and other fabrics.

Hobby Plus 6Pcs Assorted Color Professional Free Cutting Chalk Pencil Sewing Mark, Sewing Mark Chalk Pencil Tailor's Marking and Tracing Tools

Hobby Plus 6Pcs Assorted Color Professional Free Cutting Chalk Pencil Sewing Mark, Sewing Mark Chalk Pencil Tailor's Marking and Tracing Tools
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • The mark line can not disappear,no need for a knife to cut.
  • Used to mark when you cut the fabric and sew the garments
  • Mark on cloth, paper, timber , plastic etc.It is also very useful for marking when you sew, stitch and do patchwork
  • Make marking on fabric and draft patterns ever easier.
  • Package included: 6 Pcs diffrent color sewing mark pencils (blue red black white yellow green)

Perfect 4mm Leather Paper ClothSewing Overstitch Wheel Tool

Perfect 4mm Leather Paper ClothSewing Overstitch Wheel Tool
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Perfect sewing tool for leather, paper and cloth
  • Useful tool for the leathercraft and sewing for overstitch marking / spacing
  • Wood handle and steel overstitch wheel is convenient for using
  • Keep the sharp wheel away from children

Pack of 5 Sewing Mark Chalk Pencil Tailor's Marking and Tracing Tools

Pack of 5 Sewing Mark Chalk Pencil Tailor's Marking and Tracing Tools
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Package included 5 pcs assorted colors pencil
  • The mark line can not disappear
  • No need for a knife to cut

How to Make Rubber Stamps from Scratch

With nothing more than a piece of tracing paper, pencil, rubber band or eraser, and craft knife, you can make rubber stamps. The stamps you make are limited only by your imagination and patience. Here's two methods to make rubber stamps all your own.

I played around with the potato-stamp idea, but it never turns out right, and eventually figured that I'd never be able to create my own designs on a rubber stamp - so I settled for paying the prices of commercial stamps that more-or-less suited my purpose.

With nothing more than a piece of tracing paper, pencil, rubber band or eraser, and craft knife, you can make your own rubber stamps. Names and faces, cartoons, scenes ... the stamps you make are limited only by your imagination and willingness to play. Here's two methods to make rubber stamps all your own.

Method One: The Rubber Band Stamp

Difficulty: Easy
Time Needed: About 5 Minutes

Materials Needed:

Large Rubber Band (the thick, wide kind)
Pencil
Design (Printed or Drawn)
Tracing Paper
Craft Knife
Glue
Scrap Cardboard or small wooden block for "backing"

The Process:

1. Make a cut on your rubber band so that you can lay it out flat. Tape each end to something sturdy like a cutting board or craft board. Don't stretch the rubber band when you tape it, though - it should lay flat but without any stretch to it or it will distort your design.

2. Trace the design you want to use on your tracing paper. Use a pencil, and make sure that black areas are filled in well. For this type of stamp, you don't want something too intricate - outlines are best, like letters or basic shapes.

3. Tape the traced design over your rubber band. You should be able to see the band through the tracing paper so that you know you have it positioned right.

4. Use your craft knife to cut out the design. Basically, you'll be using the craft knife like a pair of scissors, removing the basic shape or letter from the background of the rubber band.

5. Glue the cut out piece of rubber to a scrap of cardboard or a small wooden block and ta-da! You now have a personal rubber stamp.

Method Two: The Rubber Eraser Stamp

Difficulty: Medium to Difficult
Time Needed: Varies - 30 Minutes to 2 Hours

Materials Needed:

Hard Rubber Eraser (Pink Pearl works best)
Pencil
Ball Point Pen
Design
Tracing Paper
Craft Knife
Glue
Small Wooden Block for "backing"

The Process:

1. With this style of rubber stamp, you can get just as intricate as the store-bought stamps you've purchased in the past. Because of this, though, it will take a bit more time and often a lot of practice before you yield the first rubber stamp you're happy to use.

To begin, select your design and trace it with your pencil on to tracing paper. If you have a graphics program like Adobe Photoshop, you can start out with the custom shapes and/or brushes that many artists make available for a very low cost. I've included 3 easy designs with this article that come from My-Photoshop.com that you can snag for use.

Fill in the areas that should be "cut out" from your stamp darkly with your pencil. The rest of the design will be what actually stamps onto your paper.

2. Now, get ready to carve into your eraser. When choosing erasers for rubber stamps, you'll want to experiment with what works best for you. Vinyl erasers will make the cleanest impression, but aren't great for extremely detailed rubber stamps with fine lines. For that, you need a harder eraser, like the Pink Pearl ones.

First, flip your tracing paper over and position the pencil marks over your eraser. You want to center the design as much as possible, so that there aren't edges that seriously overlap the edges of the eraser. Then, use the side of your pencil to "rub" the tracing paper over your eraser. This will place your pencil marks on to the eraser. Carefully trace over this reversed outline with a ball point pen.

3. Using your craft knife, carefully cut away the pieces of your eraser that have not been inked in. Remember that what you cut away is what will show as the paper color in your finished stamp. Cut away from inked areas at an angle, so that when it matches up with the next cut, a small ridge will appear. Take time with this step to keep the "lines" as even as possible. Believe me, this will take some patience and a lot of deep breaths.

4. It's time to test your stamp. Use a soft cloth or a piece of dry paper towel to brush off any eraser dust, and clean out your ridges well. There's nothing more frustrating than to test your newly-made stamp out only to have bits of rubber end up in your ink.

5. Re-cut if necessary - after making your test stamps, look at the lines made. You may want to touch up a few of the edges and lines to make them more even, or deepen the ridges if they're "showing up" on your finished piece. Then, when you're happy with the test stamps you make, cut away the outside of the eraser away from your design. You can "back" this stamp with a small wooden block or use it as-is. If you use a wooden block, make an impression of your stamp on the block before you mount it - how much more pro can you get?

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