As the Patterns for Pirates FB Group has grown over the years, we’ve added more and more admins/moderators to help keep the group moving! Now as we’re hitting 120k members, we have a pretty large group of wonderful people that help me approve new members and posts, answer questions, go live in the group with sewing topics, and more to keep the group inspiring and helpful for everyone!
I thought it would be really fun to highlight each one with their item they picked for the Admin Love Bundle that the Grand Prize Winner wins for the Fall in Love with Sewing Giveaway we’re doing this week!
I also asked them to tell us a little something about how they fell in love with sewing. I always love to hear how people started their journey into sewing!! I loved reading all of them and I hope you do too! We have so many I’m going to split them up into 3 days. So here are the first bunch to enjoy:
Since I got to pick out the Grand Prize I didn’t pick out an item for the Admin Love Bundle!
Katy picked out a pair of Kai scissors (which also happen to be my very favorite sewing scissors!). They are so sharp and comfortable to use without breaking the bank!
For Nicole her pick was a nice iron! I LOVE that! Pressing can absolutely make a sewing task so much easier and your end product looks vastly better! This is the iron I have personally and love it!
For Alex’s pick she went with a point and tube turner. I love this too! This is the tool my mom used and so I always had one as well. They were quite difficult to find for a while, but seem to have made a come back recently! I think they make turning a tube so quick and easy.
Erinn picked a quilters’ ruler for her sewing supply she loved! It makes cutting rectangles much easier and quicker for sure! I always grab mine with cutting neckbands, cuffs, ect even if there is a pattern piece! I find it much more accurate and straight then just using the piece on it’s own.
Up next is Angela who wanted to share her love for a french curve ruler set! I have recommend grabbing a french curve in many blog posts and videos 🙂 It is something that is so nice to have when adjusting patterns.
Elisabeth’s pick was a SemiFlex Sewing Guage. This is so handy when you’re trying to evenly space things like buttons, button holes, etc. You can skip the math! I always grab mine with I’m adding buttons, button holes, snaps, etc. You can just decide how many you’re wanting and spread the guage to the top and bottom and it will even space your marking points for you in seconds!
Michelle recommended a magnetic pin holder. No more loosing your pins! and if you happen to drop a few you can use this to find and pick them up easily.
Dana wanted to share one of her favorite fitting books: The Palmer Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting: Sew Great Clothes for Every Body. Fit Any Fashion Pattern (Sewing for Real People series) This happens to be a book I also love and have recommended in past blogs as well! It’s a great fitting guide book for anyone wanting to learn how to better adjust patterns to fit their body (or anyone else they’re sewing clothing for). Learning your body and the personal adjustment it needs can be so amazing! Having clothes that fit you perfectly or even just much better then you can pick up at a store is absolutely something that will make you love sewing even more in my eyes!
Aaronica recommended a hem gauge. There are many kinds of hem gauges (and we had a couple different kinds recommended for this bundle even)! This one is great to use for hemming. You can fold the fabric to the line you need and press with your iron right on top.
Amy suggested clips. These are used like pins to hold fabric or pieces together. A lot of sewists prefer clips for most projects. I love to have both clips and pins at my desk and pick the one that works best for that certain time every time!
Jennifer wanted to add a box of glue sticks! They’re quick and easy to stick your PDF trimless pattern pieces together!
Lizzy picked a little set of small snip scissors. These are so nice to have right next to your machine (and a pair by each machine if you’re lucky enough to have multiple). They’re quick and easy to snip off threads as you finish your seams.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know a few of our admins a bit better and look forward to a couple more days! Don’t forget to enter the contest and take advantage of our huge site wide sale! It’s the last sale of the year!