I asked Sew News readers and fans what they most wanted to appear in their holiday stockings. To make it easy on whoever is playing Santa this year I’ve compiled a list of “Must-haves!” based on your wishes (Sorry, Jamie but I can’t help you with a ‘new man’) Send this shopping list to Santa!
The original cutter that started it all! Back in 1979, a revolution began as quilters traded scissors for rotary cutters. The Olfa cutter that has stood the test of time is available here in sizes from 18mm for trimming seams and doing intricate cutting to the 60mm for cutting up to eight layers of fabrics.
Hold your material without pins while sewing!
Great for organizing and holding together sets of strips, squares or appliques. Keep your binding in place while stitching using these tiny (1″-long) plastic flat-bottom clips with 1/2″ and 1/2″ seam markings. This fifty-piece set comes in a plastic storage case. Come in packs of 30 or 50.
Keep thread tails under control with Bobbin Buddies. Just slip one over a bobbin and it won’t unwind even if you drop it. Set of 24.
With new temperature controls and redesigned handle, the Mini Iron II is better than ever! The new slide-switch settings are convenient and easier to work with. Use the five special interchangeable tips for quilting, sewing and crafting, doll making and stenciling.
Thanks to Oliso’s award-winning iTouch® technology, the TG1050 Steam Iron prevents scorching, accidental tipping and burns. It makes quick work of laundry piles and, best of all, reduces strain on wrists and shoulders caused by repetitive lifting. 1600 watts and powerful steam make this a perfect tool for pressing garments and other sewing projects.
One reader thought this would be a great stocking stuffer to control her stash. Swatch Buddies save time and money – buy the right fabric the first time. Create swatches in seconds, just affix labels to the back of the card. Fan cards to compare one or more swatches for flawless comparisons. Any way to get organized is good!
Happy Holidays and stay tuned from more shopping guides and inspiration from Sew News!