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10 Back to School Supplies for your Sewing Room

Picking up a few things for the kids got me thinking that these supplies are perfect for my sewing room!  The kids aren’t the only ones who have broken pencils, filled notebooks, dull scissors…so why don’t I take advantage of the major discount time of the year and snatch up a few of these things for myself.

Right now is the best time to buy them and get yourself all organized for sewing time.  There are a lot of different styles and colors to choose from, sizes, shapes, and you can’t beat the prices.

Drop the kids off to school and head on over to load up on your own supplies.

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10 Back to School Items for your Sewing Studio:

  1. Scissors– I love, love opening a new pair of scissors. They are sharp, no one has used them on pieces of wood, metal bars or whatever random thing they can find.  They aren’t the best ones on the block,  but they are sharp. and new.
  2. Mechanical pencils- click, click, click.  They have lead and the eraser is new!!!  I use these for tracing applique pieces on fabric, templates and much more. The tip stays sharp and they are easy to pack around without leaving marks on the inside of purses.
  3. Tape– great for putting larger templates together.
  4. Glue stick- I use these all the time for glueing fabric pieces in place when sewing applique.  It doesn’t gunk up your sewing machine, washes out, and you can move things before it sets too much if you need.
  5. Pencil Box– Great for a small sewing kit or travel sewing kit.   This one slides out, is long enough for the scissors and packs a bunch of goodies inside.
  6. Little notepads- keep track of what fabric you need, line, amount or patterns you are looking for inside.  Great reference keeper and it is small enough to tuck inside your purse for packing around.
  7. Post it Notes– Have a pile of magazines hanging around?  Quickly mark your favorites, ideas, to-dos with the post it’s.  You can write on the end the name or something catchy to remind you why you marked it.
  8. Binder clips– Keeping your binding in place can be a little bit easier with binding clips.  Keeps the pins from stabbing your fingers and you can set it down and come back to it later.
  9. Composition notebook- Have something more to say then the little notebook can handle? Load up your composition book {or go for the gridded paper} with ideas, designs and whatever else.
  10. Highlighters– Don’t forget another sewing hint or tip again.  Mark up your books, magazines with highlighters to help you remember it all.

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Do you have some favorite back to school supplies that you tuck away in your sewing studio or sewing kit?

11 thoughts on “10 Back to School Supplies for your Sewing Room

  1. Carrie

    Great tips! Gotta hit the sale bins.

  2. Anne Weaver

    Great post!! I have a bit of a glue stick obsession. I always keep a couple in my sewing box. I’ve linked to your buying list over at Craft Gossip:

  3. BJMarley

    Good ideas!

  4. Ella

    I always get a pair of rounded end scissors around this time of year (so I can carry them on airplanes with out being hassled).

  5. Becky

    glue stick obsession– haha. Now that I think about it, I have an over abundance of scissors….hmmmm

  6. Lori

    Rulers, did you know they make bendable ones…Love to use them when hemming pants that are not as thick as jeans………

  7. Shirlee

    That little sliding pencil case is the prefect size for my rotary cutter. Plus I can find it in the clutter of my sewing table (I have a pink one).

  8. Amy

    Great tips. I have a stationary obsession so back to school time is always an expensive time. I need all the things!

    Thanks for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together.

  9. Barbara Morgan

    Now HERE’s a subject I can really relate to.
    I always get a few boxes of jumbo paper clips to use on my folded fabrics to keep them folded! They hold well and they won’t prick your fingers when shuffling through fabric selections.

    Bookends are great to keep on your cutting table to hold up your rulers. Just be sure to get the heavy duty tall kind.

    Jumbo erasers (the big pink kind) are great for removing or “erasing” the threads after having to rip out a seam….not that I ever have to do that. LOL.

    One subject folders can be easily found and sometimes for a tiny price of $.10 each. They can be used to wrap fabric around for easy storage and viewing pleasure. Clip the fabric with a paper clip and you have a mini bolt of fabric.

    1 inch binders and sheet protectors are great for organizing all those awesome free tutorials you print from the internet. Put each tutorial project in a sheet protector and store them in binders. Hey, another great use for those book ends. 🙂

  10. Becky

    Barbara- I love those ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us. I hadn’t thought about the book ends– will have to give that one a try.

  11. MamaLeasa

    Just a note about glue sticks…I always thought zippers were scary until I started using school glue stick and a dry iron to keep them in place when sewing, instead of pins. MUCH easier and no shifting. Just had to share, since you were encouraging glue stick purchase!
    Thanks for a neat Newsletter!

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