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