There's a link to this show at the end of this post but one of the topics bantered about was that of favorite sewing tools. My first thoughts were the big tools, our modern machines that make almost anything possible. But then I swung to the opposite extreme and my thoughts went to semingly insignificant tools found outside the notion’s aisle. None of these are earth shatteringly new, but they may be new to you, so I thought I'd share a few of my favorites.
- The pliers save my fingertips. The small, smooth tips allow me to grab threads tails when ripping stitches.
- They're wonderful for removing bar-tacks and other stubborn stitches while prepping for alterations.
- Perfect for pushing or pulling hand sewing needles through stubborn fabrics. Sometimes I'll put a piece of cloth between the pliers if I need to pull on something rough and I don't want to damage the smooth surface of the pliers.
- They're ideal for pulling up basting stitches sewn for gathering.
P.S. If you need help in your search, I saw a pair of jewelry pliers that look very similar. Here is the link: 5-inch chain nose pliers.
I'm sure many of you have some genius ideas for using unconventional tools as useful items in your own sewing space. Please share your thoughts in the comments below! We'd all love to learn your best kept, unconventional sewing tool secrets! If you like, you can CLICK HERE and send me a photo of your favorites. I'll do my best to update the post with your tips and your photos too.