6 Handy Notions to Have for Any Project

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Our suggestions of six handy notions for sewing projects

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

Basting Tape

Three rolls of basting tape

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of this handy tape! You’ll see basting tape featured in most 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.

Marking Pencils

A variety of marking pencils in white, black, blue and yellow

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.

Patterning Material

Dura Skrim patterning material from Sailrite

This is another Sailrite staple notion. We love Dura Skrim! Create precise patterns for anything you sew—from dodgers to bench cushions—with Dura Skrim Patterning Material. This clear plastic sheeting won’t tear or stretch, even when pulled tight, so you can craft a pattern you can trust.

Hembobs

White and black pre-wound bobbins of various sizes

Speed up your sewing by using pre-wound bobbins! These hembobs save you time winding new bobbins and they can hold 30-35 percent more thread than own-wound bobbins. Pre-wound hembobs also offer better tension that own-wound bobbins to help you get the best stitches possible.

Shelter-Rite Tape

Shelter-Rite tape in white and black

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.

Multi-Use Pins

Straight pins in the storage box

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!