*Sewing & Craft Notions

Sewing Information

Button Embellishments star
The earliest use of buttons as fasteners may be lost to antiquity, however buttons made of various materials have been around to hold skins and fibers in place to keep coverings on our bodies secured since then. Buttons are best known as utility fasteners for clothing but can be beautiful as well.

Car Craft Caddy - Tutorial star[offsite link]
If you like to craft in the car (hopefully *not* while driving), you need to make one of these to keep your notions within reach.

Crochet Hook Clutch - Tutorial star[offsite link]
A holder for your crochet hooks. Link opens a .pdf document.

Forever Essential Sewing Basket star
Spot a fabric-lined sewing basket filled with sewing notions and it evokes a call to our inner sewing muse. Whether new or an endearingly inherited one with a jumble of well worn needles, fading threads, mixed buttons and perhaps a makeshift pin cushion is a sewer's delight to own and cherish.

Neck Ribbon Caddy star[offsite link]
Make this ribbon caddy to keep your scissors, needles and hem ruler close to hand.

Notionette star[offsite link]
A roll-up pouch for your sewing notions.

Pincushions Galore! star
Visit this page for a list of links to free pincushion patterns from around the web!

Practical Sewing Room Organization star
Beautifully staged online photos of finished sewing room makeovers do evoke inspiration galore when contemplating a sewing room do-over or organizing the chaos of a cramped sewing area. However, what is practical, budget conscious, and ultimately functional when tackling such an organizing chore?

Quilted Scissor Case star[offsite link]
Pattern and instructions for making a case for your scissors.

Rachel´s Crochet Hook Case star[offsite link]
Keep all of your crochet hooks close at hand with this case. Link opens a .pdf document.

Roll Up Crochet Hook Case Tutorial star[offsite link]
Keep your crochet hooks organized with this case.

Sewing Aspirations Past and Present star
Sewing artifacts gathered from times past reveal that sewing tools such as steel needles, pins and elaborate pincushions were included in a bridal hope chest. Their value for a young woman dreaming of marriage and starting a home were included with hand embroidered items and other heirloom pieces.

Sewing Kits star
A small compact travel sewing kit with a variety of sewing notions can come to the rescue for most fashion mishaps. Commonplace sewing kits are prosaic reminders of the nuts and bolts of sewing. Antique sewing kits are a treasured find.

Sewing Machine Cover star[offsite link]
An elegant sewing machine cover, courtesy of Anne´s Glory Box, a charming shop in Australia.

Sewing Notions from Everyday Objects star
Sewing notions include the expected small accessory tools like scissors, needles, pins, and soft flexible tape measures, however many unexpected items used in the process of sewing can be considered within the realm of sewing notions - even some surprising everyday objects.

Sewing Room Accessories star[offsite link]
Instructions to make a scissors cover, caddy and basket cover to organize your sewing area.

Sewing Room Budget Organizing star
A designated sewing room or a space in a room dedicated exclusively to sewing is one of life’s pleasures for those who sew. Along with this treasured space comes the task of keeping all things related to sewing tidy and accessible to allow for inspiration, creativity and productive sewing efforts.

Thread Types and Uses star
Thread is thread, right? Practically any continuous spun twisted thin filament can be used as thread when needed. Since thread, of whatever kind, literally holds everything together it is important to try and match the sewing thread to the specific sewing project.

Vintage Sewing Notions star
Sewing is one of the oldest of human endeavors. To accomplish this fundamental undertaking sewing notions, namely needles, thimbles and threads have been found to have been in continuous use since pre-history. Curious vintage and familiar modern sewing notions are established companions to sewing.

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