I was sewing piping onto fabric while making a Sugar and Spice bag from Chris W Designs. (I'll tell you more about that bag next post). I was using a piping foot that I bought as a set of three different sized feet six months ago. I was thinking that this piping foot has really made working with piping very easy. I loved the look of a little bit of piping but never found that it was worth all of the trouble. It got me to thinking about what other sewing tools that I use that save me time and hassle. I came up with my top ten faves. Some have been around for a long time, some are new, and some don't even really belong on a sewing table. Before you scroll through my list, come up with your own list (not counting your sewing machine and iron).
Here they are in no particular order:
|Clips for thick layers|
|Disappearing marking pen and white pencil (I prefer the ink that disappears with water as opposed to heat.)|
|Seam ripper (If you look closely, you can see one of my hairs that I must have torn out the last time I had to use this.)|
|Teflon foot for vinyls and faux leather|
|Skewer for pushing out corners (It took me awhile to learn the right amount of pressure to use to not push all the way through the fabric!)|