6 Handy Notions to Have for Any Project
Have you ever noticed that the smallest items can make a big difference in your projects? We sure have! Having the right tools—even the smallest ones—can make your sewing projects much more efficient. We’ve rounded up our six favorite small add-on notions that are sure to help you save time and effort in all your sewing projects.
6 Notions to Keep on Hand
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of this handy tape! You’ll see basting tape featured in almost all of our how-to videos. Basting will help you create more accurate hems and seams. This double-sided basting tape helps to keep your seams and hems in place so nothing shifts as you move the fabric from the table to the sewing machine or while you’re sewing.
Patterning has never been easier! Avoid stray patterning marks on your sewing projects by using a removable marking pencil. Choose the pencil that will write best on your fabric and then wipe away the marks. We offer a large selection of marking pencils so you’re sure to find one that will work on your material and project.
This is another Sailrite® staple notion. We love Dura-Skrim® Patterning Material! Create precise patterns for anything you sew — from dodgers to bench cushions — with Dura-Skrim. This clear plastic sheeting won’t tear or stretch, even when pulled tight, so you can craft a pattern you can trust.
Speed up your sewing by using pre-wound bobbins! These hembobs save you time winding new bobbins and they can hold 30-35% more thread than self-wound bobbins. Pre-wound hembobs also offer better tension that bobbins you wind yourself to help you get the best stitches possible.
This 3-inch vinyl tape is great to keep on hand for adding reinforcement to chafe points on canvas projects. Keeping a reinforcing tape in your tool kit lets you quickly protect stress points and helps you avoid patching down the road.
Straight pins are a standard of every sewing kit. Keep pins on hand for holding your fabric in place while patterning, cutting and sewing. You never know when they’ll come in handy!
You can shop all of these handy notions — and many more! — right here at Sailrite.
What did you think of our list? Do you love these notions too? Are there any you would add? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!