It is the last week for sewing tips for July’s Must Have Craft Tips & More.
If it is your first time here, my friends, Michele of The Scrap Shoppe, Bev of Flamingo Toes, Kara of Mine for the Making and I (Allison of A Glimpse Inside), pick a theme for each month and share a special tip to go with that theme every Friday.
Today, I wanted to share with you a few super simple ways to sharpen those tools of yours!
They can easily be sharpened with a few items you probably already have sitting around the house.
I know I always have this on hand so I go to it first.
Test your scissors on a scrap piece of fabric as you go to see if you need to sharpen them a little more.
This is perfect for all types of scissors.
And if foil doesn’t cut it for you, you can also use sand paper or steel wool to sharpen your cutting tools. So Sew Easy has examples of both of these methods on her blog.
I’ve never tried the sand paper but have done the steel wool. I’d highly recommend doing it over a trash can! Now do you need to sharpen those pins and needles too?!
Here are two types of pin cushions you can create to help with that problem.
This cute steel wool pin cushion is perfect! Just run your pins and needles through the cushion a few times to sharpen them. Just don’t store them in the cushion! The steel wool will rust your pins.
Another option is to created an Emery Pincushion using emery powder. This one you can use to store your needles and pins.And here is one last tip. It isn’t for sharpening but just a cool tip to help get those pins in and out of fabric a little easier.
Don’t have any more stubborn pins by slipping them into a bar of soap for a little lubricant.
Here are a few pin cushion ideas you can make to create one of these sharpening pin cushions for yourself.
See you next month with all new tips!