Thread snips are one of those rare items I buy in bulk. I keep a jar of them (I’m not kidding) next to the sewing machine because I can never find a scissors when I need one. (And I suspect you’ve been in this situation too, right?) They’re basic thread snips, nothing fancy, but they do the job well, and I don’t feel bad if I’ve already misplaced six pair that day; I just grab another one without taking the time to look for its buddies. They’ll show up later when I’m cleaning.
These are a simple, ingenious little tool that makes quick work of clipping the threads at the end of a seam or for removing stray threads from your finished sewing projects. They’re also useful for clipping into seam allowances on light- to medium-weight fabrics, and for marking notches. (I usually mark my notches with just a little clip at the location of the notch. Do you do that too?)
We’ve added these thread snips to the shop, for your sewing tool kit.
And I just went and counted. There are seven thread snips in the jar by the sewing machine today. Obviously I haven’t started my sewing yet!