On the bright side, school means Back to School sales and I like to snatch up some handy-dandy sewing supplies while they are at rock bottom prices. Here are my Top 5 Sewing Tools to Shop for at Back to School Sales. (As a bonus, I’ve included a video on how I use one of them at the end of the post!)
Although not as precise as a tailor’s chalk pencil, it makes nice thick lines for larger scale sewing projects.
Tape is a sewing basket staple. Use it to adjust your tissue patterns, put together your printed e-Patterns, and mark your cut fabric pieces.
Binder clips work in place of pins when pins would ruin your material. I love these for holding together my leather pieces when making leather needle books. You can also use them to hold a lot of thick layers together – like when sewing a lining into a bag. There are lots of super pretty, colorful binder clips available right now.
When Bari J. mentioned these for drawing out embroidery designs, I just had to try them out. The FriXion pen’s ink turns clear at high temperatures – like under the heat of the iron. ka-Razy. The ink may reappear when exposed to very cold temperatures, but it will disappear again with ironing. As always, test on your fabric before use.
I might have gone a little nuts with buying these, but I use a ton of it. For what you ask? Hemming knits. Here I’ll show you.
You don’t need to hem knits, but I like the more polished look of a hemmed garment. You know how I love pinning, but my pins have a tendency to fall out of the knits I work with. So, I use glue instead. It worked really well for my Cozy Cardi, Jalie maternity top, and Nursing Ninja Maxi.
So there you have it. Get shopping!
Do you think I missed anything? What did you buy yourself while shopping for school supplies?