Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tools of the trade?


We all have scissors, rulers and cutters.  But are you constantly steeling from the garage?  These are a few of the "Odd Balls" in my sewing room.

1.  Carpentars apron-  great for little scissors, thread clippings and small screw drivers. 

2.  Small screw driver, and a ratching screw driver- these are easier for my hands to handle.  Those Barbie drivers they give you with your machine are in the toy box. 

3.  Razor knife- used for cutting mylar templates

4. Needle nose plyers- great for geating loose threads out of tricky areas in my sewing machine.

5. 400 grit sand paper- Every once in awhile I get a burr on my hook and race assembly.  Rather than take it to the shop for an $80 charge, I sand off the burr  myself.

6. Small paint brushes- removes lint from the bobbin area

7.The long "T" is an Allen wrench- my machine has tons of allen head screws ad this "t" wrench gives me the leverage I need. 

8. Cotton swabs- oiling the bobbin casing and race.

9. Dental hook- Makes threading the closed thread guides so much easier(works really well with sergers.)

10. Flashlight- for checking the backside of my quilt while still on the frame.

What strange tools do you have in your sewing space? Pin It

2 comments:

  1. this made me laugh... and have a look at what I have "aquired! over time xx

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  2. Love this!!! Check out my stash from Harbor Freight tools!!
    http://luv2sew-dinahsquiltsandembroidery.blogspot.com/2012/02/harbor-freight-tools.html

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