This will not be a typical blog post because my computer crashed this week and I have to use my iPad to write this. Let me tell you… it took me a while to even figure out how to do it!
Since we’re talking about improvising this week, I decided to review how to improvise in the sewing room. Specifically…. using everyday household items in the sewing room. Share your improvising in the comments and win a pattern of your choice from my shop! So let’s get started!
Everyday Item #1: How to store those random bobbins if you don’t have a bobbin holder? Use an empty prescription bottle!
You can even use it for storage of sewing machine needles ready for disposal. Once it’s full, you can toss it and not get poked by needles through the garbage bag!
Everyday Item #2: No cone spindle for your large spool of thread? You can use a large canning jar.
If you don’t have a cover with an opening like my jar has, create your own with some cardboard. You do need a cover on the jar so the large spool stays put in the jar.
Everyday Item #3: Do you lose your scissors when you are stitching? I know I do. Go to the craft store and buy the chain pictured below and… instant scissors necklace. You can wear your scissors around your neck so they are there whenever you need them!
Everyday Item #4: Are you looking for a handy way to store your rulers? Use a hanger meant for belts!
To hang the rulers, thread a large jump ring (find at craft stores) through the hole in the ruler. Then hang it on a hook on the belt hanger!
You can hang this in a closet or from a hook by your cutting area.
Everyday Item #5: Finally, if you don’t have a pressing stick made for quilting, use a cuticle stick easily found in the cosmetics section of any store.
So that’s it for this week. I hope you picked up some useful tips. Share some of your unusual uses for everyday household items you use in the sewing room in the comments and be entered in this week’s drawing for one of my patterns!
The drawing will be on Monday, July 19th. Hopefully next week, I’ll have a working computer!
Happy Quilting! Deanne