Fabric-marking pens are handy tools for drawing stitch lines, outlines and cut lines. Water-erasable fabric markers are my favourite marking tools; the marks stay put for as long as you need, and you decide when to remove them. To remove marks simply wet them under the tap, with a spray bottle, or with a wet paintbrush (my usual method).
This pen comes in two sizes: thick and fine. The thick pen is my go-to size and is always in my mending kit, but the fine pen is better for tracing lines from stencils when you need a slender marking tool to fit in the gaps, or when you want a fine line.
NOTE: For best results test marking pens on an inconspicuous part of your garment first (e.g. an inside seam), as they can be difficult to remove from certain fabrics. Remove any marks before you iron, as heat could set them permanently. If marks disappear with water but return once you iron them, add more water until they disappear again, then let dry or iron again.
Made in Japan and packaged with paper instructions in a plastic sleeve by the manufacturer.
Check out the full range of fabric-marking tools here.
This shop is in slow mode so I can do alllll the things – including running this shop and running after two tiny tots – and enjoy my life. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.
I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEST) for dispatch by Monday.
(NOTE: I drop off most orders at my local post office on Fridays, but I'm told they don't physically leave the post office and start making their way to you until Monday.)
If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.
After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.
Customers in Northcote, Thornbury and nearby suburbs (subject to capacity) can select local delivery at checkout. Local delivery is extra-slow and coincides with my pram-walking/kid-wrangling schedule, up to one week after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶