Sew Much More

December 5, 2007

What’s wrong with this picture?

Filed under: being crafty — by michellew @ 4:33 pm


I was using this tape measure recently while working on one of Caleb’s Christmas presents.  As soon as I realized the problem with it I couldn’t believe it and threw it out.  Crazy!  Made in…well you can see where its made. 


  1. I can’t figure out what is wrong with it at all. Keep looking at it and looks like a regular tape measure to me. Doesn’t look like it is skipping any numbers. Any clues?

    Comment by Mindy Tierney — December 6, 2007 @ 7:50 am |Reply

  2. Well, I don’t know what the “standard” for sewing tape measures is, but all the yard sticks, rulers, and tape measures I’ve ever used start with zero at the actual physical end…

    Comment by Joseph Nichols — December 6, 2007 @ 8:24 am |Reply

  3. You got it Joseph. When I measured 20 inches with this tape measure, it was actually about 20 3/4 inches! Crazy.

    Comment by michellew — December 6, 2007 @ 3:14 pm |Reply

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