I’ve been thinking about some awkward sewing dilemma’s and how specialist tools can be fantastic for helping one out in sticky situations. Whilst cruising around my local poundland I stumbled on this rather cute manicure set. I do try and look after my nails but actually, when it comes down to it I would rather be sewing and damp nail varnish just interferes with it!! Sew…..I thought how I could repurpose this cute set and attack some common sewing issues at the same time.
I have come up with my list….
Nail scissors with very sharp points are fantastic for trimming stray threads from applique, slashing through buttonholes and cutting/trimming at pivot points
Hoof stick – especially this one as it is double ended is fantastic for pushing out corners and encouraging a clean edge of curved seams when turning them through.
Tweezers – brilliantly helpful for removing tailor tacks and threading overlockers.
Toe clipper – got a bit stuck on this one so any suggestions would be very welcome.
How can you repurpose items in your sewing room?