Although one of the smallest and least expensive sewing tools, sewing pins can be very important for our sewing projects. ZJ Humbach shows the three types of sewing pins she uses the most, and explains what each can be used for. Watch these helpful tips for choosing sewing pins, and get the best tools for your next sewing project.
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Is there anything that can be done to sharpen pins that have become dull?
-Try a Soap Bar.
-Use emery strawberry.
-Use steel-wool pincushion.
-Use an emery board.
-Use any ordinary oil.
Ticket 21625 Do you recommend ballpoint pins for knits?
Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-
Yes, I absolutely recommend ballpoint pins for knits.
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ZJ, I wish you could share with us the name of that website you alluded to! I’m sure a number of us would love to know.
Hi Olivia. I hope you found the video to be both informative and helpful. I use Brewer as one of my supplies for my professional quilting business and have an account with them. To be honest, I am not sure what their policy is for selling to individuals. It may be worth looking into.
I love the butterfly pins. They’re great when I’m sewing with several other sewers on projects. Finding my pins at the end is easy and everyone comments how cute they are!