Tried and true items in colors that delight.
It’s the month of love, so why not talk about some of the sewing tools that inspire us, provide solutions and make us feel good at the same time. For the past couple of years in social media we have talked about a variety of Dritz items that we love, and it’s always so cool to see how much you love them, too! So we’re bringing those items to our blog, to make sure you’re in the know. We’ll feature a couple of items each month and include some of your testimonials. Take a look.
Things we love: thimbles that fit.
A thimble should stay comfortably on your finger. Try this: hang your hand at your side, if the thimble does not fall off, it is a good fit. It also should not be too tight and squeeze your fingertip. It is possible you may need 2 different sizes of thimbles depending on the season. Fingers may swell a little in different temperatures and while sewing.
Like many Dritz thimbles, the soft comfort thimbles shown are available in multiple sizes and colors.
What you said: I love this thimble. I’m going to try and hook a ring through the vent holes so I can keep it on a leash and not lose it.
Things we love: pin cushions, of course.
And if it’s a tomato, even better. While the standard issue red is quite iconic, these different colors are fun, too. Collect all the colors and display them in your sewing studio. Get creative with how you showcase them – they can be stacked or put in all kinds of containers.
What you said: who doesn’t love a tomato – of any color.
Things we love: helpful tips.
And apparently, you guys do, too. We have shared this tip periodically in social media, and it always gathers a ton of enthusiastic responses. In fact, it’s our all-time number one post in Instagram. Missed it? Here goes: label the different quadrants of your tomato pin cushions to indicate which type of pin, hand needle or machine needle you are storing there. So easy. So clever.
What you said: brilliant, genius – I’ve done this and it’s a great idea.
Things we love: heart-shaped pins.
If these don’t say “love” we don’t know what does. They have nice long shafts and sharp points – ideal for holding together parts and pieces of your in-progress sewing projects. They’re available with pearlized white heart tops or in an assorted pack of colors.
What you said: must drop the hint to my hubby for Valentine’s Day to add both sets of pins to my supplies.
Things we love: bright gift ideas.
These pins just beg to be given to the sewing enthusiasts that you know. You can have a lot of fun with these pins on Mother’s Day, birthdays or the during the holidays. Pair them with other sewing tools or put them in a card or basket and you’ll achieve best-gift-giver status.
What you said: love it – that is beyond beautiful.
Things we love: pretty sewing tools.
At the end of the day, that’s what we’re really talking about. Tools need to be functional, but they don’t need to be boring. Pretty sewing tools make you feel good about your craft, and they add personality to your sewing space when they’re displayed by your sewing machine or on your fabric cutting table.
Jump over to our Indgyo Junction blog to see these Dritz items in action. And stay tuned here as we feature a few things we love regularly this year.