From the category archives:

tools

Sewing Tools to Use: Marking Soap

by This is Carrie on June 7, 2011

The wafer thin bits of at the end of a soap bar’s life make the very best (and cheapest) tools for marking dark fabrics (just let them dry out before use). Find more of my favorite “Sewing Tools to Use” HERE.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Bamboo Pointer

by This is Carrie on April 2, 2009

Until I acquired this little gadget, my corners were either rounded or destroyed from careless prodding and poking with the wrong tool.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Expanding Sewing Gauge

by This is Carrie on March 31, 2009

This tool gives me the courage to add buttons and pleats to my creations without the headache.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Loop Turner

by This is Carrie on March 27, 2009

There’s no way I could have made the button loops for this little dress without it.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Bias Tape Maker

by This is Carrie on March 26, 2009

Creating your own bias tape will never been more easy or fun.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Pattern Weights

by This is Carrie on March 25, 2009

Use a pattern? Sometimes.Pin a Pattern? Never.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Pattern Paper

by This is Carrie on March 24, 2009

A roll of paper used to cover exam tables from the local medical supply store–light enough to trace through and relatively inexpensive.

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Sewing Tools to Use: Ruffler

by This is Carrie on March 23, 2009

It was only a couple years ago that I picked up a ruffler foot for the first time. Quickly I realized what I had been missing.Note: Bernina rufflers are super expensive. Mine is a Bernina compatable ruffler and I picked it up on ebay for $20.

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