Now that I have sewing machine, I am starting a blog series on the tools that I use. These are the things that I keep in my bag and that I use all of the time when I am sewing and stitching!
You can see one side of my bag here - the most obvious things are the needles and the point turner.
On the other side, you can see paper scissors, my heirloom (small) button hole cutter and my Dust It.
A view from the top - my scissors case and my box of Wonder Clips to name a few things! I am going to pull each item out of my caddy and tell you what it is and where and why I use it. Hopefully, you will be introduced to a few new things and get a couple of new ideas on tools that can make your sewing life easier!
I am going to start with one of the most basic things - needles!
My first pack of needles is an 8 Crewel (also called embroidery). This is a needle with a graduated barrel and is usually considered the basic smocking needle. It has an oval eye and holds 3 strands of stranded floss easily.
Last but not least is a 10 Sharp. This needle is smaller than the 7 Sharp and is perfect for hemming! It can pick up 1 or 2 threads of the fabric very easily, making an almost invisible hem. Try it, you'll like it!
Keep in touch, and I hope you enjoy this!