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What’s the most unique sewing tool you can’t live without?

In our premier issue of BurdaStyle US magazine, we debuted a new article called “Top 10”. There, we compile a list of your insider tips. The premier issue features your Top 10 tips for sewing the perfect buttonhole.

Now, in preparation for the next issue of BurdaStyle, we want to know: WHAT’S THE MOST UNIQUE SEWING TOOL YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

Comment below with what it is and what it does. And include your first name, last initial, city, and country (or State if you live in the US). Your insider tip could appear in the next issue of BurdaStyle US!


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    Oct 16, 2013, 02.36 PMby lohumphrey

    Magnetic pin holder!

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    Oct 16, 2013, 02.29 PMby camelia db

    The SA rulers ( I can`t imagine my (sewing)life without them !!!

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    Oct 16, 2013, 02.03 PMby Mary Athey

    Mine would be my binding maker!! I love making my own binding and wonder how om earth i managed without it lol . £5 from.ebay and i love it x

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      Oct 23, 2013, 02.52 AMby jenss-1

      I admit to having a small obsession with those devices too…! I also use them for making fold-over drawstrings.

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      Oct 23, 2013, 05.18 AMby Mary Athey

      Good idea thanks, i tend to get carried away when i start making binding and end up with far to much lol x

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    Oct 16, 2013, 01.54 PMby HanneF

    Ion, scissors, pins and patchwork rulers….. unable to make a choice

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    Oct 16, 2013, 01.10 PMby Agnese More

    PRYM Parallel tracing wheel “Multi” – with nice and even seam allowances is so much easier to work!

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    Oct 16, 2013, 12.29 PMby SewNotWork

    Frixion pens. Sharp, clean marks that disappear with heat.

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      Oct 16, 2013, 06.44 PMby Anna Nguyen

      I had not heard of Frixion pens before. Sounds like a good idea.

      But, I found this account of how Frixion pens’ ink does not really disappear: cold temperatures make it reappear!

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      Oct 16, 2013, 09.46 PMby SewNotWork

      I have heard that it reappears. It gets cold here in Colorado and I have not had that happen to me yet. I have spoken with others who have said it washes out and disappears after cleaning. Try on a sample first.

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    Oct 16, 2013, 10.25 AMby karancsi

    Wash-out felt-tip pen (used by children) for tracing pattern pieces, for white or light-coloured blouses and dresses. I always try it beforehand using a small scrap of the fabric. Oven-paper (in roll) for copying the pattern pieces, it’s cheap, see-through, strong and usually wide enough.

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    Oct 16, 2013, 06.54 AMby Livonet

    Carbon paper. I love it. Specially if this one is big enough for covering the whole piece.

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