Favorite Sewing Notions

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #95, November 2021. Written by Rita Farro.) Favorite Sewing Notions Sewing is different things to different people. For some of us, it is a necessary life skill. For others, it’s a fulfilling hobby. What is sewing to your life? Is it your main business? A side-hustle? Or, is it your creative outlet? Is sewing how you express yourself? Or is it your calming, relaxing Zen activity? Whether you sew to make money, or to unwind and relax, we all have our favorite sewing equipment. Your happy sewing place could be a 75-year old Singer Featherweight, or a brand new $15,000 embroidery machine. We all have our favorite sewing notions and/or tools. Some were invented a hundred years ago (can we all say “seam-ripper”?), while others are fairly new to our sewing world (imagine making a quilt without a rotary cutter). We decided to ask some of our SCHMETZ Inspired to Sew sewing stars about their favorite sewing tools and/or notions. This story took an unexpected turn as we discovered that many sewing professionals felt so strongly about a particular sewing notion, they decided to re-invent or refine it in some way. Click HERE to read about what notions your favorite sewing stars are using.