Essential Sailrite® Tools & Supplies for DIYers: Conquer Your Projects Like a Pro
Sewing Room Must-Haves for Every DIYer
In order to excel in your sewing projects, having the right tools at your disposal is essential. Sailrite DIY expert Eric has curated a list of the most common sewing tools and supplies that he uses in his DIY project videos. These items are a must-have for any DIYer looking to tackle various projects with confidence. Take a closer look at Eric's top picks and elevate your sewing room to a professional level.
Essential Notions for Success
Notions to Elevate Your Projects
Small but mighty, these notions play a crucial role in the success of your sewing endeavors. Whether you're a seasoned DIYer or just starting out, these items deserve a place in your toolkit. Sewing pins, fabric clips and basting tape ensure layers stay securely in place during sewing, providing a no-slip experience. Our Marking Tools Variety Package offers a comprehensive selection of marking tools suitable for upholstery fabric, canvas, vinyl mesh and various other materials. With this multipack, you'll have all the marking tools you'll ever need.
Measuring & Cutting With Precision
Accurate measuring and precise cutting are fundamental steps in any sewing project. A flexible tape measure allows you to effortlessly measure around curved objects, while the Clear Acrylic Ruler, Eric's go-to tool, offers transparency for aligning fabric edges and creating precise lines. Additionally, Gingher® Scissors Right Hand 8" provide a comfortable grip and are perfect for fabric cutting. Don't forget to have fabric snips and a seam ripper on hand, as they will be indispensable during your projects.
Upgrade Your Fabric Cutting
Efficiency & Precision With the Edge Cordless Hotknife
If you frequently work with synthetic fabric, rope or webbing, consider upgrading from scissors to the Sailrite® Edge Cordless Hotknife. This cordless, battery-operated tool offers precise and speedy cutting, significantly reducing your cutting time. Canvasworkers, upholsterers, sailors and hobby sewers alike will benefit from its versatility and portability. For the perfect cutting duo, pair the Edge Cordless Hotknife with our Sailrite® Tempered Cutting Glass, which not only protects your work surface but also facilitates smooth and scorch-free cuts.
Easy Fastener Installation & Hole Cutting
Hassle-Free Fastener Installation With the Pres-N-Snap Tool
Installing fasteners is a breeze with the professional-grade Pres-N-Snap tool. With the ability to set fasteners single-handedly while keeping your focus on the fabric, this tool is a must-have for canvasworkers and DIYers seeking efficient fastener installation. It punches holes and installs ligne 24 snap fasteners and washer grommets simultaneously, making it the fastest and easiest tool for your projects.
Effortless Hole Cutting With the Sailrite® Drill Hole Cutter Set
For the most precise and quickest hole cutting, the Sailrite® Drill Hole Cutter Set is an essential item. This set equips you with everything necessary to cut holes in multiple layers of fabric, webbing and leather. Compatible with a standard household drill, the seven hole cutters, two cutting surfaces and the convenient carrying case ensure a low-impact and efficient hole-cutting experience.
Manual Hole Punching With a Round Maul
If you prefer manual hole punching, the Sailrite® Round Maul is a reliable option. Its 3-pound weight delivers perfectly distributed blows, making it effortless to set fasteners, grommets and cut holes in thick assemblies. Whether you're a canvasworker, leatherworker or engaged in various DIY projects, this mallet will be a valuable addition to your toolkit. Once your hole is cut, use the mallet to install grommets, set rivets and more.
Precision Cutting With the Sailrite® Blade Foam Saw
Upholsterers and those who make cushions will find the Sailrite® Blade Foam Saw indispensable. This high-quality saw features two blades for smooth and clean cuts, even in high-density foam. With its ability to cut foam up to 7 inches thick, it's the perfect tool for a variety of seating and cushion projects.
Perfect Foam Contours With This Foam Shaper
Achieve flawlessly shaped and contoured foam with the Sailrite® Foam Shaper. This affordable and clever tool is designed to finesse lines, curves and uneven areas. It is particularly useful for projects involving intricate shapes, such as bolster pads, knee-rise cushions, automotive seating and headrests.
Efficient Upholstery Stapling
For upholstering fabric to your furniture frame, quality tools like the C.S. Osborne Staple Lifter and the Sailrite® Long Nose Upholstery Staple Gun are essential. The Staple Lifter, crafted with fine workmanship, effectively removes staples of any size. The Long Nose Upholstery Staple Gun drives staples without causing damage to the wood or fabric, making it ideal for delicate faux leather or vinyl fabric.
Sewing Machine Accessories
Straight Stitch Lines With a Magnetic Sewing Guide
Elevate your stitching with the Magnetic Sewing Guide. Boasting unrivaled holding power thanks to its high-strength magnets, the Magnetic Sewing Guide remains firmly in place during heavy-duty projects and thick fabric assemblies. Its innovative design allows you to effortlessly sew straight or curved seams at a consistent distance from the fabric edge, elevating the quality of your stitches to new heights.
Effortless Binding With the 1" Swing-Away Binder
The 1" Swing-Away Binder is a versatile accessory for finishing fabric edges with professional results. Use it to add binding to canvaswork, awnings, bags and more. Once installed, it conveniently swings out of the way, eliminating the need for removal when not in use.
Specialized Presser Feet for Enhanced Sewing
Eric relies on two specialty presser feet to enhance his DIY projects. The Smooth Foot Set is perfect for sewing leather and materials prone to scuffing, ensuring a smooth and professional finish. The Left Zipper Foot is the go-to attachment for sewing zippers and achieving precise stitch lines close to boltrope for sailmaking.
Ultrafeed® Table Upgrades
Portable Sewing Setup With Collapsible Sewing Table
Experience the best of both worlds with the Ultrafeed® Sewing Machine. While it offers portability for on-location projects, the Collapsible Sewing Table allows you to create a larger and more comfortable sewing setup. This table conveniently collapses and can be stored when not in use.
Sturdy Sewing Station With Industrial Sewing Table
For a permanent and reliable sewing station, opt for the Industrial Sewing Table. This table provides a sturdy platform for your Ultrafeed Sewing Machine and features a convenient drawer for storing notions and machine attachments within easy reach.
Thanks for Reading!
Equip yourself with these essential Sailrite tools and supplies recommended by DIY expert Eric and elevate your projects to a professional level. Which products will you be adding to your sewing room? If you have any additional recommendations or favorite Sailrite products, feel free to share them in the comments below!