These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…

There are several things that I absolutely LOVE and cannot live without as a sewist. And yes, spellcheck doesn’t recognize that as a word but I cannot call myself the homograph for that thing icky sewage goes into and seamstress seems too “professional” for what I do. Sewist it is then. (even if that’s not a real word…)

Measuring is a big part of sewing and an adjustable sewing gauge* is quite useful.

=But sometimes you just don’t want to deal with the slider and a measuring gauge* really comes in handy!

seam-ripper-with-ergonomic-handleEveryone makes mistakes and needs to take out seams (some patterns even called for seams to be partially taken out). I started off using a cheap basic seam ripper but I recently upgraded to this one* and I love it!! It is so much nicer and easier to use. I only have the large and I’m considering buying the smaller version as well.

sk12_20130916024110_1Pins are great. They have their place. Sometimes you just don’t want to poke holes in your fabric though, and that’s where Wonder Clips* come in. Wonder Clips are absolutely wonderful!

020711_1A safety pin is fine when you need to thread elastic or string through a casing but a bodkin* is even better.

What do you think? Are there any other ‘must haves’ that I didn’t mention?

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