In this post, I'd like to elaborate on the items that I mentioned in that video, as well as highlight some of the other things I use to keep making clothes and cosplays and an efficient manner.
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Magnet or traditional pin cushion - which do you prefer? I want to make it clear that I use both, and both are good and valid choices... But I personally found that pulling out and sticking back pins into my plush tomato was slowing down my workflow a little. Being able to toss them into a magnetic bowl is in my opinion, a little bit faster, which is essential for me as a content creator and brand baddie who wants to be able to lovingly churn out sewing projects at a consistent pace and needs to complete things quicker. If time is not of the essence for you, feel free to stick to the traditional pin cushion.
There is one caveat to using a magnetic pin cushion - it will magnetize your pins after a while, causing them to stick to one another when you pick them up. While this is a little annoying, its not bad enough to make me stop using it.
Another important detail to keep in mind is how powerful the magnet is. Be sure to keep it away from things like electronics that are sensitive to magnets. My sewing area is right next to my gaming/computer desk, and I've gotten my bluetooth mouse stuck to my pin cushion a few times, causing it to make a very unpleasant clicking sound when that happened (yikes lol). Thankfully the mouse has survived so far.
4. Extra Bobbin Storage
There's also these little bobbin caddies that can clip on to small spools to hold bobbins together with their corresponding spool of thread. Personally, I'm less of a fan of those because 1) they seem like they could get lost easily and 2) a lot of the bobbins I have correspond to cones (not small spools) and therefore the bobbin caddies can't clip onto them. However, if you are the type of person that has mostly small spools or you're not constantly losing things due to your adhd, they are a great alternative to the bobbin case I reference in my video.
I used to keep my tailors chalk pencils in a drawer or pencil case, but I was finding I needed easier access to them during recent projects. Initially I just kept leaving them on my sewing table, which often lead to the pencils either falling on the floor or getting lost under the fabric or pattern pieces. When I saw this series of Sanrio themed pencil towers, I knew I wanted one for my desk. I put the chalk pencils in the top compartment and now that they have an easily accessible place to go, I'm able to keep track of them much easier.