Here is our page for practical little things that can make sewing easier. We're compiling a list of tools, gadgets and accessories that could be used to make sewing more accessible for people with disabilities. If you are using something that helps you sew more comfortably, safely or efficiently, please let us know. We'll add it to the list.

  • Marie sews silk chiffon
    The Fabric Sewing with crinkle silk chiffon is possibly the most challenging substrate I have sewn with to date. I am the kind of person who can become bogged down in minor details, talk myself in circles and procrastinate on a seemingly difficult (or new) task. Liberty crinkle silk chiffon I was extremely lucky to have the opportunity to select some fabric from We Are the Fabric Store in New Zealand to sew with in August.  I don’t usually like to sew with a deadline, but ironically, I […]
  • Claudia @retroclaudeTools for pinning
    Use easy to pick up pins, sewing clips and thimbles. Claudia @retroclaude has some suggestions about pinning. Use the right kind of pins Glass or flower headed pins are easier to pick up and see. They come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. Samantha @purplesewingcloud likes these Prym Easy Grasp Pins. Taylor Seville do something similar called Magic Pins. Ball point pins When pinning stretch knits or jersey fabrics, ball point pins are helpful. Similar to ball point needles for […]