Let's find out what sewing tool our teachers take with them everywhere.
Tapemeasure. So when out shopping I can measure clothes. My kids give me orders for shirts etc. when I am away so this way I can compare to ones I know fit.
I always try to keep a measuring tape in with me. It has come in handy so many times for so many reasons.
My most favorite stitching tool (besides scissors and needle of course) is the Thimble. I carry it with me for any type of sewing. I don't know how anyone stitches without one. It makes your stitching so much faster. I think everyone should use one. If you learned to use a fork….you can learn to use a thimble!
Scissors. You never know when you’ll need to cut something. I once got stopped at a security check with six pair of scissors (dress shears, not little thread snips) in my purse. The officer knew there was something wrong with me; but back then, scissors weren’t against the rules, so they let me go. I had been teaching a class at lunch. You can never have too many scissors. My name is probably still on a list somewhere.
I am never without my sharp-pointed embroidery scissors. The crown jewel of a stitcher’s treasure chest is a fine pair of scissors sheathed in a pretty case. Actually, I usually have a couple of different kinds of scissors at the ready. Why? Snipping close and with precision is paramount for many finishing techniques.
Well I can’t say scissors as you still can’t carry those on Australian domestic flights so I would have to say a needle.
A 6 inch ruler and a pair of small embroidery scissors. Because you never know when you are going to need them. The craziest place that I had to make use of them (the scissors) was when I was boating on Shaver Lake with some girlfriends. We had stopped the boat near the beach and spent the afternoon chatting and (of course) eating. When it was time to leave, we realized that the anchor rope got caught in the propeller and we had to go underwater and cut the rope a little bit at a time so we could free the propeller to get home.