Top Five Tools

As part of my Blogoversary celebration, I’m spending five days sharing top five lists. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway on this post! Today, I’m sharing my top five sewing tools. These are more specialty tools but everyone of them I use on a weekly, if not daily, basis! 

The Kwik Klip: If you baste with safety pins, you need this tool! It saves your fingers and fingernails. There’s more here including a video of the Klip in action!

Clover Wonderclips: These clips are lifesavers in the sewing studio. You can use them to clip down your binding, keep your pieces or blocks in order and even clip up your hair in a pinch! More here

Sunflower Thread Cutter: This thing is a must when you’re a chain piecing fool! You can clip apart your pieces in half the time. There’s more info here

The Purple Thang: It has so many uses! You can poke out corners and check your quarter inch seam. You’ll reach for it over and over and keep finding new uses! More here

Perfect Seam Guide: Everyone should check their 1/4″ seam! Even if you’re using a 1/4″ foot, it helps to visually see the 1/4″. More here

What are your favorites? 

xx LC

Terrific Tool Thursday: The Purple Thang

This week’s tool is an oldie but goodie! It’s the purple thang which is essentially this little piece of plastic that you can use for any number of things. It pokes corners. It holds fabric while you sew without pens. It turns dresdens quite well. There are many more; those are just my favorites. 

It’s really sturdy and just a bit bendy. I love the square end on dresden points! There’s even a hole to use it for turning right side out. I have a couple of these because I use them all the time. There’s one in each of my sewing bags. 

xo LC