The skewer, chopstick or dowel seem safer to me too, because if you purchase a metal stiletto and if your sewing machine needle accidentally hits the tip of the stiletto, the metal could fly and hit you in the eye! With the wood, chances are the wood will split, but won't cause as much damage in an accident. I have never had the needle touch the stiletto tip, but it is a possibility, so please be careful when you use a stiletto, because the needle tip could fly too if it breaks.
You can buy quilting, applique, sewing stilettos, but it's so much cheaper to use a skewer, dowel or a chopstick. You can get free chopsticks when you eat at Chinese restaurants. If you have a chopstick, dowel or skewer that is too long, just saw off the end to the size you want and sand it smooth.
|Bamboo skewer with polymer clay.|
|The clay even had sparkles already in it.|
|Add polymer clay on the end and bake or leave plain or glue a bead or button to jazz up your stiletto.|
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