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    Profile photo of Jess M.Jess M. @mommy2maria

    Do any of you prolific sewists use notching tools? I hate cutting those little notches!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I do Jess.
    I picked them up on eBay
    They are the best tool

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    Profile photo of LindaLinda @Knitting1

    I thought they were only for using when you designed your own patterns and you cut notches in the tissue! Are you saying they work to cut out notches in fabric?? If so, I am definitely getting some!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    They do and they are Linda

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    Profile photo of Jess M.Jess M. @mommy2maria

    Can you show me pics of the ones you use??

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    I have one I inherited from my Grandma and I’ve only ever used it for heavy oaktag, so I’m sure it wouldn’t be effective on fabric by now. But I hadn’t ever considered using one on fabric until now. Nicole, please do show us what you use! Is it something you’d like to see us carry? I’m very curious.

    And while we’re talking about tools, is there anything else you’d like us to carry? I just found some hand sewing needles that I ADORE and want to carry (who knew there was such a difference between needles?), and I’m contemplating carrying sewing sheers. But I’m all ears if you want to make any other suggestions, etc.!

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    Profile photo of Jess M.Jess M. @mommy2maria

    I would love to see some good quality sewing needles. I do like a bit of hand sewing (and soon to venture into the hand quilting world!). Also, glass head pins!

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    Profile photo of Jess M.Jess M. @mommy2maria

    And completely frivoulous, but I really want a buttonhole chisel! LOL

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    Yes a buttonhole chisel. I’ve always wanted one of those. Good quality pins that are sharp and won’t snag fabric. Sewing sheers! Liesl if you do decide to carry them, could you allow for us lefties please? It is very difficult find good left handed sewing scissors (sheers). Duckbill scissors would be great too.

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Really nice shears, needles, and pins, maybe a really nice thread for hand sewing delicate items? I’d be interested in something nice that I can’t get at JoAnn — not a consumable staple but something upgraded.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Here you are, with baby fingers for scale 🙂

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    Profile photo of roundtheworldgirlroundtheworldgirl @roundtheworldgirl

    I did not know such a thing existed … and I now desperately want one!

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    Profile photo of cybele727cybele727 @cybele727

    How does that notcher work, I wonder. But I’d use it. I hate notch cutting.

    Nice glass head pins. If you’ve ever melted the plastic heads on your fabric when ironing, you quickly learn the value of glass head.

    I once bought Dritz glass head pins with white heads. I was using them in a class and was told never to buy them because they were horrible. I believe she said they were “utter crap.” I was surprised because I thought them fabulous. The teacher used my pins and she too was surprised at how great they were.

    I bought a second box as you know how it goes with pins. They were beyond horrible. “Utter crap!” And of course they are mixed in with the few good pins I have left.

    Sharp glasshead pins, please!

    And yes, fine hand needles.

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    Profile photo of Jess M.Jess M. @mommy2maria

    Cybele, I first discivered notching tools while following Grainline Studios make a long for the Archer shirt. Here is the page she discussed the notching tool….scroll down just a bit.

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    Profile photo of Jess M.Jess M. @mommy2maria

    Ok the link isnt showing up for me so I aplogoze if I posst it 3048t8t7 times lol

    Archer Sew Along | Day 1 | Assembling the Pattern

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