Happy 10th of October! Today we’re highlighting 10 items under $10 at Let’s Sew.
Oh, Steam-A-Seam, how easy you make hemming and applique! For under $10, you can purchase several yards worth of Steam-A-Seam 2 or Lite Steam-A-Seam 2. Steam-A-Seam is essentially a roll of fusible tape that bonds temporarily or permanently depending on whether or not you iron it.
Cut a piece the length of your seam, adhere it between your fabrics and it will keep them together as you sew! No more shifting knits or silks! Bonus: it’s practically invisible, so it won’t look bad when used with laces or trims.
2. Happy Haunting Trick or Treat Bag Panel by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio
There are instructions on how to make this adorable trick or treat bag right on the panel from Northcott’s Happy Haunting collection. They have also made a wonderful, instructional Youtube video on how to create the bag, including how to insert the lights (also available at Let’s Sew!). We also created our own store sample and put a video of it on our Instagram!
3. The Sew & Go Messenger Bag, A Sew and Go Pattern by FishSticks
We love bags. We love bag patterns. We love that this bag pattern is under $10 and has a top flap made from Renaissance Ribbons ribbons. Enough said.
4. 6-packs of Tulip Permanent Fabric Markers
Available in either primary or neon colors, these permanent fabric markers are some of the best available. Good fabric markers will usually cost more than $2 a piece, so in packs of six, these are a steal! Try them with the Color Me collection by Hayley Crouse for Michael Miller.
5. Creative Notions Advanced Driver Set
Make changing out your sewing machine feet easier with this handy tool set! For under $10, you get a tiny flat head (also great for removing your needle plate) and a long-handled screwdriver with a rubber seal around it, to keep it in place around the screw.
6. Dritz Seam Roll
This should be a part of everyone’s basic sewing supplies. A seam roll allows you to press seams that are on a narrow area, such as sleeves or pant legs. Without it, you press the edges of your fabric along with the seam and create unsightly folds. And no one needs that.
7. Assorted purse hardware
Did we mention that we like sewing bags around here? You can find plenty of hardware for under $10 on our walls. Handles, buckles, magnetic snaps and more are available!
8. Reflective/Safety Ribbon by the yard
Stay safe this Halloween by sewing or temporarily basting reflective ribbon on your children’s costumes. The metallic stripes on the bright, neon ribbon reflect any source of light such as headlights as you trick or treat It’s also great for joggers, construction workers or bike riders!
9. Bobbin Buddies / Stitcher’s Rubber Grips
We really should have just taken a photo of our cash register area. Most of the impulse buys you’ll find there are under $10 and extremely helpful with everyday sewing. Bobbin Buddies (top photos) keeps your bobbin with your thread and the bobbin from unwinding.
Stitcher’s Rubber Grips (bottom photos) come in three different sizes and are made of natural rubber, meaning you’ll get a customize fit that won’t slip off your finger like metal or even plastic.
10. (Is a Cop Out… ) Vote for Washington!
Our store mascot is in a contest!
Voting in the Evansville Courier & Press Pet Calendar competition is going on now. Votes are $0.25 a piece and all proceeds go toward the Courier & Press Newspapers in Education fund. Voting slips are available in the daily paper or we have a few printed at the store.
We think he’s worth at least $10, if not a few more.
All products in this post are available in store or by phone order as of October 10, 2015.