7 Sewing Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

I’m always amazed when I find a new sewing tool and wonder how I ever got along without it.  Here are some of my favorite finds from the last few years.

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Seam Measuring Gaugemeasuregauge2

Any good seamstress knows that having precise seam allowances is vital to the quality of the finished project.
Not sure where a 1/4″(6mm) or 5/8″ (1.5cm) is on your machine? Double check it with this handy guide.

Sewers Aid
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Sewing with Laminate fabrics or extra sticky interfacing?
A drop or two of Sewer’s Aid on your machine needle will ensure smooth sailing.

That Purple Thang

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Yes, you read that label right it’s called “thang”. It pushes, pokes, pulls, fudges, turns and so many more things.  Trust me, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Rotating Cutting Mat

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Binding Clips

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You’ll use these for so much more than you think.  They are great for holding heavy fabrics together, securing knits and yes of course, binding a quilt.

Mini Ironing Board

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Use it to get into tight corners when pressing tote bags, sleeves and children’s items.

Hot Hemmer

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No need to mark your hem and pin it before you press. Do all of the above in one simple step using this handy measuring tool. Simply fold your fabric over it at the desired hem measurement and press.
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