A tapered awl is a very useful bearmaking tool. It is used to separate the threads of the fabric thus creating a small opening to facilitate the insertion of glass eyes, slot head, cap screws, cotter or t-pins in your bear.
Please note we sell several types, so the one in the picture might not be the one you receive.
Never cut you fabric when inserting the joints. Using an awl you separate the fibres, if want to change the position of the arm/leg, the hole will close, a cut will not.