Helen Haughey's Favorite Tools and Storage Solutions
In Threads #174, business owner and couture sewer, Helen Haughey (whose article "Sew a Classic Sheath Dress" was recently featured on the cover of issue #170) let us tour her lovely sewing studio, located in her St. Louis, Missouri home. While she's still trying to figure out the perfect place for all of her sewing supplies since her recent reorganization, her current system seems to be working just fine. Here we take a closer look at some of Helen's favorite sewing tools and helpful organization solutions.
Below you'll see Helen keeps a number of designer and sewing reference books on-hand in her studio. She especially relishes her Coco Chanel books, since she appreciates the simplicity and elegance in Coco's designs.
When it comes to making fitting adjustments, this French pin cushion bracelet is Helen's go-to tool. While she bought hers on a trip to Paris, it can be purchased on Susan Khalje's website here.
Helen loves the quality and precision of Bernina sewing machines, and recently bought this Bernina 710 primarily for its LED lighting feature.
Helen notes that there are a few sewing tools she can't live without. They include: a rotary cutter, 8-inch Gingher micro-serrated shears, a seam gauge, an organza press cloth, and a Tailor Trix sleeve board.
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