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cool tool!

cool tool!

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.

photo 1repurposed manicure set

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?

in stitches,

Amanda x

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