Back-to-School Supplies You Can Use in Your Sewing Room: Part 1

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Check out these school supplies that are useful to machine embroiderers, sewers, and quilters! I have always loved back-to-school shopping. I loved attending school as a child but later I hated it when summer was over and my girls were back on the school-year schedule.

This is a great time to pick up deals on supplies you can use in your sewing, embroidery, and quilting room. Here are a few ideas!

School Glue

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We can use school glue to hold things in place. Purple glue sticks help hold applique material in place. The liquid type is useful for glue basting quilt binding. School glue is water-soluble so it washes out after stitching and is not harmful to sewing and embroidery machines.

Notebooks and Journals

Keeping notes is essential to improving any skill and machine embroidery may be the perfect example. Keeping notes on what works, and even what doesn’t, saves you time, materials, and heartache in future projects. An embroidery journal helps to keep your important notes in one place.

Page Protectors and Binders

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Place your color charts and instructions in page protectors. That way, you will have everything for a project all in one place. With binders, you can easily arrange and rearrange as you build your collection.

Wet Erase Markers

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These work wonders when marking items temporarily, like cutting rulers and even page protectors. Print out your color charts, slip them inside a page protector, and easily keep track of color stops by striking them off, one at a time. When you are done, simply wipe it all away.

Pencil Grips

Pencil grips for machine embroidery hoops

We discussed this one in Hooping Hacks. Made of foam or soft rubber, the grips can be cut to size and slid on to your hoop tightening knob. It is easier to adjust your hoop, especially if you have trouble with your hand.

Permanent Markers

Sometimes, even if you have done everything right, you still get bobbin thread showing on top. In an emergency, you can color it away with permanent markers can save the day. There are also markers specifically for fabric. Either way, the fix is to find out what is wrong with your machine’s tension.

What school supplies are useful in your sewing room?

Debbie Henry
Sew Inspired by Bonnie

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