The last few months I have been introduced to some top sewing tools – “extras” . These are not essential sewing tools but boy am I glad have met you..
My personal top 5 “extra” sewing tools
1 Rotary Cutter
Oh my, how did I manage without one??? I love the precise cutting
2 Non slip Quilting Ruler
You can’t have a rotary cutter without a quilting ruler. I not only use this for cutting but for marking out my knitting needle cases, and any precise square and rectangular pieces of sewing. Since owning this measuring block I wonder how I lived without it – I use it most days!
3 Quilters chalk pen
Now there is nothing wrong with traditional tailors chalk, but this is so precise – great for measuring out my knitting needle cases, and tracing round pattern pieces. Again I use this every time I sew!
4 Clover clips
These are wonderful for bag making, and for holding fabrics you rather not have pin holes in.
5 Overlocker / Serger
I have to admit its a work in progress learning how to use it!!
Thank you Elizabeth for introducing me to three out of five!! Here are some further favourite sewing tool suggestions by some fabulous sewing bloggers:
- Blunt Thread Snips recommended by Starley
- Sewing Gauge for hems by Sara and Bethany
- Bodkin by Maegan
- Magnetic Pin Wrist holder of Amy
- Expensive Iron by Sarah
- Walking foot by Angel
- Button hole spacer by Jennifer
- Magic Sizing by Kelly
- Steam-a-Seam Lite II by Lauren
- Scissor Handled Tweezers by Gemia
- Ham by Chelsea
- Wine by Emily:)!
I suspect I will be purchasing the odd item from this list this year!!
But the big question is what have I missed fellow sewers?? What is going to transform my sewing next??