What do all of these school supplies have in common? You can use them in machine embroidery!
Whether you take advantage of the pre-school sales or you wait for the clearance prices to set in, this time of year can mean great savings on items you might otherwise walk past. School supplies can be very useful to sewers, quilters, and embroiderers.
Embroidery Uses for School Supplies
Tightening hoop screws can be painful to some of us. Pencil grips make hoop screws much easier, more colorful, and more comfortable to tighten. Just slip them on and make your hands and fingers happy.
Neck lanyards are a wonderful way to keep your scissors within easy reach. They are great for taking to class too, where it is easy to lose or mix up your valuables. You could easily have the same type of scissors as someone else.
School glue is water soluble so it is quite safe to use with sewing and embroidery machines. Glue stick helps keep fabrics secured to the stabilizer when floating in the hoop. As a temporary adhesive, it holds applique fabric while running the tack-down stitches.
School glue in a bottle works much the same way. It is particularly useful when used to baste layers of batting (wadding) and fabric together or to keep quilt binding in place until it can be stitched.
Kids love the metal bracelets that curl in a circle, straighten out, and slap on their wrist, wrapping around it. These little gems are a perfect way to keep rolled stabilizers in check. Often, they are on clearance following summer camp and Bible school season.
How do you use school supplies with embroidery?