My Essential Sewing Tools

I’m loving trying out lots of new items while sewing and crafting. Recently i have been pushing myself to try new patterns and tools.
Sewing room gadgets -  essentials for any start up sewing room
I’ve made a list of some of my “gadgets” as i like to call them, that are essential in my sewing space!
These save me so much time and money!
Thread holder for normal sewing machines

 

Investing in a Large spool holder or double spool holder has saved me money. I currently have a single and plan on buying a double. I use 3 colours constantly, Baby pink, white and black. I use over locking thread on this spool in my sewing machine. It saves money and time.  The single Spool holder only cost me $1 on sale ($2.95 full price) and the double will cost about $15 full price. Over locking thread full price is about $4 for 2000 metres but if your a good shopper you can get more for your money and it lasts and lasts!
bodkins, loop turner and tweezers for overlocking or sewing
These tweezers stop me from swearing while threading my over locker and they saved me when i got a needle stuck inside my machine! I actually have this pair of tweezers and a pair of eyebrow tweezers. See how i double up on things.. My sewing room is an Aladdin’s cave of treasures and gadgets!
My tube turner is awesome, I use it for turning tubes as well as guiding my over locking threads back though to tuck them in. No more spending a lot of time turning handbag handles! Seriously 2 seconds!


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Since purchasing these two Elastic Bodkin i have not used anything else! A time saver and so easy to use. I find the loopy one works best with 1/4″ elastic as it fits through small casings better.
Marking and gluing items for the sewing room
Every sewist need marking tools. Mine are very inexpensive and i would not spend big money on any unless they were a game changer! It’s just not necessary. My air erasable pens were bought from the grocery store for less than $2! They last so long as i remember to put the lid back on…
This Sewline glue stick saves me so much time seriously!  It makes me so happy when I’m sewing zips and folded edges over ruffles and now I’ve started using it when using bias tape. No pins needed! There are other brands I’ve tried too some from Japan for me they all work the same.
Some sewists recommend normal stick glues. I will have to investigate that one! Let me know what glue you use.
 My point turner (chop stick) is totally a NEED! you can buy a proper point turning tool and it comes with measurements on the side but if you don’t want to spend the money on that, grab a chop stick or dull pencil. I always see the Point turner at the fabric store, pick it up and say nah… 1 more metre of fabric instead! It’s perfect when needing your sewing item to have the perfect point.
essential sewing items - lorelei jayne
Every Sewist needs at least one of these hem rulers in their sewing space. I have two. One for my ironing board one for my sewing table and i want to get another for my cutting table. They are just so handy!
I don’t know about your machine but with mine it can be hard to stay on the 5/8 or 1 inch line while sewing so i use a magnetic seam allowance guide. I really only need it once in a while but it really helps me to sew straight!
sewing pattern weights - lorelei jayne
Sewing pattern weights are so easy to make and no more pins! I almost never use pins when cutting out my patterns now. I made these cute sewing pattern weights and made a tutorial. They are made from brackets from the hardware store and some scraps!
thread snips perfect for the sewing room
The last but never least thread snips! I love these blue ones and i have about 7 pairs! I bought in bulk of eBay, so i have them on every surface, cutting table, sewing table, ironing board and patterns table. I even have a pair in my market box for when i go to markets! So handy!
Now you know I’m a hoarder… haha. No i just hate not being able to find things when i need them!
They always say have the right tools for the job!
Now as my husband tells me i just have to stop blaming the tools when i make mistakes! ha!


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