My Top 3 Favorite Products to Use When Sewing

My Top 3 Favorite Products to Use When Sewing

I’ve been sewing since I was a kid, and over the years I’ve picked up some tips and tricks, as well as discovered a few tools and products that I absolutely love.  Some of these I may have learned about online, others I may have just acquired randomly. 


1.)  Plastic Snaps.  I found out about these randomly.  I had been using metal snaps for years, but a friend of mine was going through her craft supplies and gifted me these along with a few other things (Thanks Miss Lily!).  I didn’t know what they were at first, but as soon as I tried them I was in love!  They come in lots of colors, and more importantly they are SO EASY to use!  If you’ve ever used metal snaps in a sewing project, you know you need the special little tools, a hammer, and a sturdy workspace.  And it can be really easy to accidentally punch a hole in the fabric.  With these, you don’t have that problem.  They have a little tool that you use and you just crimp it on.  One handed!  It’s literally so easy.  The first time I used them, I was instantly converted.

two tools sitting on a box of plastic snaps sorted by color

2.)  Chalk Pencils.  Years ago I got some chalk pencils at a garage sale and started using them to make marks on fabric.  They come in lots of colors so you can use it on any fabric, and it washes out so you don’t have to worry about staining anything.

3.)  High Quality Fabric Scissors.  This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s worth mentioning.  During my short stint working at Joann’s, I realized just how important high quality and particularly sharp, fabric scissors are.  I ended up purchasing a new pair because I realized just how dull and crunchy my old ones were.  The new pair was like slicing through softened butter.  Makes all the difference.

And an honorary favorite product-  I’ve not yet had the chance to use it yet, but I’ve seen people online using water soluble fabric stabilizer for lots of projects- from creating fabric from scraps to making stronger embroidery.  It is on my list of things to try, and hopefully I will get to soon.  Have you used it? 


In writing this, I’ve realized I’m very simple when it comes to my style of sewing.  I don’t use a lot of fancy tools (though I do have a list of things I’d like to get when I have the space), and my way of doing things can be very DIYed, if you know what I mean. 😅

Do you like to sew?  What are some of your favorite products to use?  Let me know in the comments, I’d love to try them!




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