10 Craft Essentials

October 15, 2009 at 12:31 am 5 comments

Craft Colleagues

These things don’t seem important but is almost so important that I can’t work without. I have to acknowledge my craft essentials and make sure I never run out of them, or I’ll be in deep trouble.

  1. Sewing Machine
    I uses Janome Indigo 14. The basic and yet not so basic machine from Janome is ever pleasing me. I bought it after seeking advices on Etsy forums.
  2. Fabric Scissor
    The one I have now is from local thrift store. It’s really long and though not heavy, it cuts properly, so for now I shall live with it.
  3. Tailor Chalk
    Used to have those Clover chaco pencils but it never stops breaking. I switched to Clover tailor chalks which last longer and don’t break so easily.
  4. Fray Stoppa Glue
    Got it from local Spotlight store. It helps to stop ribbons, laces and fabric ends from fraying. I use it mainly for my lace flowers.
  5. Ruler
    I can never draw a straight line, so I use the long metal ruler from my old school time to draw straight lines.
  6. Sewing & Embroidery Needles
    I have different sizes of needles. I use them accordingly depending on the material I use on and the thickness of thread. I learn this from a Japanese craft book.
  7. Embroidery Thread
    I bought a big bundle from local thrift store. I bought all sorts of colours just in case I need to embroider in certain colour.
  8. Sewing Thread
    I really do prefer white threads for normal sewing. It’s easy to match and I don’t have to change it often. I own some other colours too, but it is quite rare for me to use them.
  9. Pins
    I learn the hard way to know how much I need them. Guide lines need to match before you start sewing layers together!
  10. My Hands
    What can I make without my hands? They are the most important tools I need.

So, what’s yours? Post a comment and let me know what is important to your crafting.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Meichihko  |  October 15, 2009 at 9:48 am

    The magnetic pin holder that I have. It keeps me from losing pins while I sew which would be terrible with a little one running around! And thanks for the tip on the Fray Stoppa Glue – I’ve never used it but will give it a try.

  • 2. blueheart  |  October 15, 2009 at 10:00 am

    my sewing machine is like my best friend 🙂

  • 3. Rhiannon  |  October 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Paint, brushes to paint with, canvas to paint on and rags to clean up paint with. That’s it in a nut shell.
    Daily Paint Journal

  • 4. Rhiannon  |  October 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Love your blog btw, so pretty 🙂

  • 5. Little Lovables  |  October 16, 2009 at 1:24 am

    hot glue gun! I don’t use it in my jewelry making, but I do in everything else!


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