A self-threading serger that finishes in less than a minute…
A Sewing machine with self-correcting tension…
A completed garment of your imagination at the press of a button that fits us magnificently….
Until such Gift wishes big or small become a reality, a seamstress can always dream. As for those that cherish the magic her hands manifest, why not show your appreciation this holiday season with affordably cool rescue remedies that will make her jump for joy or if nothing less, make her labors of love less arduous.
From long cherished seam rippers and life saving hemming tape, to ergo-dynamic scissors and 1-minute craft hack video snippets on YouTube, there are a number of inventions and short cut applications old and new for seamstresses and DIY craft artisans to use and discover along the way. With the season of gift giving at hand, we thought we’d share a few of our own easy-on-the-pocket-yet-magically-handy wish list items to check out for yourself.
If you’ve ever used a standard glue gun, you know how unstable your positioning can be at times due to the way the device is designed to release the glue. Much like a gun, you have a handle trigger that is controlled by your index finger to distribute the glue in both narrow and open spaces. With the Bosch Cordless Gluey Pen instead of a gun design you actually get a sharpie pen styled tool that’s compact, convenient, but most of all, with its tactile grip it’s designed for precision. The Gluey’s rechargeable AA batteries make it an environmentally friendly gift for the eco-conscious consumer and this sticky solution adheres on a variety of materials like paper, plastic, wood, glass, leather and more. Currently available thru international order only, its 2nd in command, the Bosch Lithium-Ion Cordless Pen offers top rated performance at an affordable price. Only $55-65
The Donna Dewberry Sew Taxi offers a wide range of sewing tools in a compact carrying case, perfect for your sewing box or carry-all. It includes a thread cutter, magnifying glass, seam ripper, piercing punch, punch needle, stuffing tool, knit picker, tweezers, safety-pin, measuring tape, needle threader and long needle threader. The clear, shatter-resistant cover keeps all the tools organized and protected. Only $15-20
The Grace Company-True Grips Non Slip Adhesive Rings. Apply these little rings to the back of any ruler to increase safety and cutting accuracy by preventing slipping. True Grips Adhesive Rings are transparent so your project visibility is not impaired. Though designed for quilting, these rings work on any ruler and are great for any craft that uses a rotary cutter including scrapbooking and fabrics! Less than $5 for pack of 30
If you’ve ever had a spool of thread unwind in transpo or storage, then you know the headache you feel when trying to unravel it from whatever it came in contact with along the way. Time consuming and frustrating! PEELS Spool Huggers are a ‘must have’ notion in every sewing room and they make awesome gifts as well! Made of quality rubber that adjust to any spool diameter, they fit on all brands of home sewing, quilting and embroidery thread spools to keep them from running free and keep us from needlessly rewinding. Easy to use, functional and fun! Cost $12 (bag of 12)
When boring, solid, pre-made bias tape no longer suites your fancy, try making your own! It’s quick and easy with Dritz or Clover bias tape makers. Available in a range of sizes, these precision tools fold your material in perfect halves automatically allowing you to create beautiful, even trims and borders for all of your sewing projects out of your own favorite custom-made fabric. Cost $6.99
WHAT GOOD ARE SUCH TOOLS WITHOUT A LITTLE FABRIC TOO?
One can never have enough after all!
Trims & Tassels
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