Ever seen one of these? I've had this for about 20 years and it's a permanent fixture on the end of my sewing table. It's called a "3rd Hand". Ever been sewing and needed just one more hand to get the job done? Well this it it. It has some kind of almost spring-type loaded mechanism that clasps onto your fabric and holds it while you use both your hands for something else. I wouldn't be without it. I think I paid about $6 for it and it was worth every penny!