(Please know, I am not getting paid to tell you about these. I just really love them.)
Ok, so you may or may not own these same tools, and you may or may not have the same feelings I have. But. I. Love. Them.
I use them almost every time I sew. And they are not expensive. (So, my style.)
So, if you don’t know about them….let me introduce you to my little friends…(isn’t that from a movie?….sorry, it’s late).
The first is a…..
Love this tool. Especially, if you don’t have a serger. You. Need. One. It is the perfect tool for finishing seams. Mine is an Olfa brand and I got it at Hobby Lobby, but I know that there are quite a few companies that make them. I also love it for making your own charm pack squares out of scraps, for so much less money.
My second favorite tool of my sewing box that I want to share is a…..
Some people love chalk, pencils or other marking tools, but I love this marker. It is great. I use mine to mark all my patterns.
And my third one is my newest find…costs less than $5 and is such a “why didn’t I think of that” kind of tool. I learned about this one from the PBS show “Sew it All.”
I DVR them…and watch them sometimes while I am up late at night. And one night a couple of months ago while up with a teething toddler, I was watching someone make a tote bag (sorry I can’t remember who it was) and she showed the hera marker. Although, at the time I thought she kept saying “hair marker” (it was late, people) and so it took me forever on the internet to find it the next day. But, it was worth the million google searches.
The hera marker is a tool that creases your fabric and the best part about it is that the fabric holds the crease on both the front and back! Genius. I got mine here….but I am sure that there are other places to get one.
You use it with your cutting mat and ruler and score the fabric just like you would use your rotary cutter. I have been using this tool on front facings on patterns where you need to mark a fold…..and it works so well. And the best part, your fold is perfect because you have a line all the way down your fabric!
Ok, now it’s your turn…..what is your favorite sewing tool that you haven’t shared? Please, do tell!