This month’s “That’s Sew Cool” is dedicated to sewing things I have bought during quarantine.
1. Japanese TEC Tokyo Hand Sewing Needles:
High quality needles from Japan. 1 3/8″ long. 25 needles in the pack. These needles are recommended by Susan Khalje and that is enough for me to try them. They are exactly as she described; very thin, very sharp, the eye is very small, and they slide through fabric with great ease. I normally enjoy the hand sewing bits of a project and when I got these I couldn’t wait to sew with them. I happily give them 5 stars!
2. Kai Very Berry 5 1/2-inch Scissors (V5135):
I needed new little scissors. The tiny embroidery scissors that I use ALL the time would become loose after a few snipping movements and I would tighten the screw with my fingernail to get them working again. I had been doing this for over a year… Mrs. Frugal is a powerful negotiator against Treat Yo’self Paige. The time finally came where I decided enough was enough and I bought these. They are hands-down my favorite scissors I own now. The blades come together so smooth, they are extremely sharp and the tip of the scissors could give a fly a haircut… and they are pink! Bonus: They have a great cover.
A children’s book about a town where everyone sews. I’ve had this on my wish list for a while. I like sewing and reading to my daughters. This book combines two things I enjoy and brings joy to my girls; that is a win-win-win.
4. Carolyn Pajamas PDF Pattern by Closet Case Patterns:
This pattern has always been on my “Make it One Day” list. One Day is now. I have gorgeous floral cotton lawn from Mood Fabrics in L.A. I am using pink and white seersucker for the piping contrast. I am very excited to make and wear these and I will definitely be sharing the finished project and soon as they are finished. *The top is 75 percent finished in the photo above.
5. Liberty Oil:
I wanted to have this on hand for a future project. I have my great-grandmothers sewing machine from 1939. It’s the Kenmore Deluxe Rotary model built into a sewing table. I plan on cleaning it up and restoring it as much as I can. My husband already replaced the cords to the motor because they were completely ruined due to their age. I’ll write more about it when I tackle this project.
Those are the five sewing things I have purchased in Quarantine. No fabric? That’s right. I haven’t ordered any fabric, but it could happen. I’m working through projects and fabrics I already have on hand. What about you? Are you feeling like you lost your sew-jo or are you cranking out projects?
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