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Five Must-Have Sewing Tools

Five Must-Have Sewing Tools

These simple, inexpensive items make sewing easier and more enjoyable.

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Bra-Making Sources by Mail

Bra-Making Sources by Mail

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If you want to make a custom bra, you'll need patterns as well as elastic, hook closures, rings, slides, and more. Here are some companies that sell what you need.

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Online Sources for Elastics

For quality elastics used in high-end ready-to-wear, turn to the World Wide Web.

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Use a Whetstone to Smooth Machine Needles

Using a whetstone can help extend the life of your needles

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Choose the Right Notions when Sewing White Fabric

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Tips for selecting notions for white fabric

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Tape Protects Ruler

Use tape to prevent ink marks

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Easy Needle Identification

Use an adhesive-backed clip to help keep track of which needle is in your sewing machine

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Storing Thread Spools

Use finishing nails to help with spool storage

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Multiple Uses for Kitchen Cutting Mats

Kitchen cutting mats help with a variety of sewing tasks

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Thread Multiple Bobbins

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Wind extra bobbins for better efficiency

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Tilt Your Sewing Machine

A computer keyboard wrist rest can make sewing more comfortable

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Keep Pinking Shears in the Pink

A soft brush helps eliminate lint and keeps pinking shears working properly

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Mark Thread Spools to Remember Settings

Marking thread spools makes for easier readjustments

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Dental Tools for Sewing

Dental tools can assist with a variety of sewing techniques

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Save a Thread -- Thread a Needle

Make use of long strands of thread.

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A Home for Thread Ends

Transfer extra thread to a tapestry needle to make for convenient sewing tasks and repairs in the future.

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Twist-Free Hand Sewing

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Wind your thread onto a bobbin to prevent kinks and ensure smooth hand sewing.

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Cool Tool: Gravity Feed Iron

Cool Tool: Gravity Feed Iron

Busy seamsters may want to consider investing in a pricey but stronger gravity feed iron.

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Little Shop, Little Shop of Notions

You can get unique and hard-to-find notions on the cheap at your local thrift store.

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Fabric Glossary - Home Dec Fabrics

A guide to all those tricky home decorating fabrics. Print it out and take it to the store!

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