2 June 2014

Favourite Sewing Tools - Thread Snips

 First things first, I should announce the winner of my little giveaway as my lovely friend Stevie as she was the only one who actually commented you silly people :). Well done Stevie, now I really do need an excuse to see you. 

I don't have a major amount of stuff to wow you with today, so whilst I am working on my woolen shorts I thought I would share one of my favourite sewing tools with you. These little beauties you can see above you are called thread snips. I honestly had no idea they were even a thing until I got given this little pear a number of years ago by a friend and they really have been wonderful. They are very simply just for cutting off all your loose threads, not complicated, not difficult to use, just a little bit of simple engineering. They are also incredible cheap. They are really handy to just have by your machine as you are sewing along with a project so you can get rid of all the threads quickly and easily. They are also really good at getting rid of those pesky ones which end up on the right side of your sewing!
 
Shorts update: As you can see from the picture above I am getting on really well with the shorts. The pattern is so easy to sew up, and here was I thinking a pair of shorts would be quiet complicated! I am now just at the stage of doing all the hand finishing off. I can't say I am a huge fan of this bit, anyone who knows me knows I hate hand sewing with a passion, but its nice to have a bit which can be done in front of the tele! I should definitely have these ready to show off to you all on Friday... watch this space.


And finally, as you will remember me saying we went to see some of the Worlds Strongest Men on Saturday lift some really heavy shit!  It was a really good day out and we both had sore throats by the end of the day from all the yelling and participation we did! 

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Let me know what you have been up to, have you made anything yourself this weekend? I would love to hear about it.


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