Thank goodness someone invented this! The solution to a wandering foot pedal, this little problem-solver uses Velcro to attach the foot controller to a non-slip pad. So, instead of busting out yoga moves trying to reach your pedal, you’ll be sewing comfortably in the proper position.
Not just an alternative to pins. For many projects, the Wonder Clips work better than pins. Think about the last time you added binding to a thick quilt. Did you have to almost bend the pins to get them through the fabric? Try wonder clips instead. They’re strong enough to hold super thick layers in place without shifting the fabric. These are the best tool to use when sewing knits and ribbing because they won’t warp the fabric. You can also use them with vinyls, which can’t be sewn with pins. Plus, Wonder Clips don’t stab your fingers.
I know this gauge looks rather intimidating. Maybe you’re thinking, “Is this one of those tools that is so confusing I’ll never actually use it?” Nope, because even if you only use half of the features, you’re still saving time and making a more accurate project. The coolest thing about this is it’s a seam gauge and a compass. You can make up to a 12 inch circle. You know what that means, right? No more circle sizes based soley off your kitchen bowls!
Such a simple solution to an obvious problem. Those bobbins are always getting lost and they get tangled so easily. The donut shape is great because you can hang it on a nail or hook for effiencinet use of space. I hang mine on basket hooks and separate by color and thread type. You can carry them around to guild meetings or keep them in your sewing box.
Ah, the dreaded task of refilling a bobbin. No longer must you unthread your machine, thread the bobbin winder, then unthread just so you can rethread the needle! Good grief, what a chore! You’re in the sewing zone, that last thing you want to do is stop to refill a bobbin. The side winder is compact and portable, so you can take it to your sewing groups or move it as needed. It can run on a power cord or batteries. I love the battery option; heaven knows there are enough cords in the sewing room already.
This is probably one of the most valuable tools I own, aside from my seam ripper. I use these scissor in nearly every project I do. The curved blade lets you get extremely close to the fabric, without actually snipping it. Curved blades are fantastic for applique, embroidery, and even removing stitches. You don’t have to get super expensive ones, just whatever brand you normally buy is fine. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.
These were just recently brought to my attention. Where have they been all of my sewing life? Instead of struggling to fit your fingers and needles in a tiny space (ahem, sergers), you can use this tool to easily and quicky insert your needles. Apparently, using your fingernail to lift the needle isn’t the safest method. Who knew?
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