7 Must Have Sewing Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

I've been sewing since I was 13 and am always amazed when I find a new tool and wonder how I ever got along without it. Here are some of my favorite finds from the last few years.

Seam Measuring Gauge

Any good seamstress knows that having precise seam allowances is vital to the quality of the finished project.

Not sure where a 1/4" or 5/8" is on your machine? Double check it with this handy guide.

Sewers Aid

Sewing with Laminate fabrics or extra sticky interfacing?

A drop or two of Sewer's Aid on your machine needle will ensure smooth sailing.

That Purple Thang

Yes, you read that right it's call "thang". It pushes, pokes, pulls, fudges, turns and so many more things. Trust me, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Rotating Cutting Mat

Comes in ever so handy when you're trimming quilt blocks or squaring up fabrics. Don't move your fabric, move your cutting mat.

Binding Clips

You'll use these for so much more than you think. They are great for holding heavy fabrics together, securing knits and yes, of course, binding a quilt.

Mini Ironing Board

Use it to get into tight corners when pressing tote bags, sleeves and children's items.

Hot Hemmer

No need to mark your hem and pin it before you press. Do all of the above in one simple step using this handy measuring tool. Simply fold your fabric over it at the desired hem measurement and press.

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