The sewing bird was invented to aid seamstresses working on large pieces, and look good while doing so. Such an elegant piece this bird is, and yet so utile as well. Plus, you can tell the little birdie all of your sewing secrets (as well as any other secrets).
The invention of the sewing machine, however, doomed this poor bird to near extinction. While progress may have made things easier for people, the wonderment of sewing completely by hand has not been lost.
To use this "third hand," simply loosen the vice screw and then tighten it to clamp to your work table. Press down on the tail feathers of the bird to open its beak. Place your material on the cushion and lower the beak to hold. Voilà! Now you can complete your project.
It is made completely of metal with a bright brass finish. The red cushion is soft with a velvety feel.
The sewing bird measures 4-1/4 inches tall (when the clamp is wound up completely) by 1-1/2 inch at its widest by 2-7/8 inches long. The box measures 4-1/8 inches long by 5-1/4 inches wide by 1-3/4 inch tall.
This beautiful tool comes to you packaged in its very own special box. The navy blue velveteen box comes with a bright gold latch to secure your special little bird. Inside, the bird nest-les down into a satiny blue lining. We all should be so lucky to go from working to such luxury.